hi, <br><br>Good news --<br><br><a href="http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=212202109">http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=212202109</a><br clear="all">
<br>Here is the /. summary:<br><br><a href="http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/08/12/05/1530216.shtml">http://linux.slashdot.org/linux/08/12/05/1530216.shtml</a><br><br><i>"According to Information Week, IBM has introduced a line of business computers that <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=212202109">avoid Microsoft's desktop environment</a>
in favor of open source software. IBM worked with Canonical and Virtual
Bridges to create the platform, which IBM claims saves businesses $500
to $800 per user on software licenses and an additional $258 per user
'since there is no need to upgrade hardware to support Vista and
Office.'"</i><br><br>And one tantalizing data point:<br><br>Revenue from Microsoft's Client division, which derives mostly from
Vista now that Windows XP has been formally retired, edged up just 2%,
year over year, to $4.21 billion in Microsoft's fiscal <a href="http://www.informationweek.com/blog/main/archives/2008/10/netbooks_slam_s.html">first quarter</a>, despite the fact that the overall PC market grew 10% to 12% during the same period.<br>
-- <br>Christian Einfeldt,<br>Producer, The Digital Tipping Point<br>