[ltp] IBM's ThinkPad/Linux support project being dropped

Cynthia Eliason linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sun, 23 Jun 2002 23:26:46 -0400

Keith Frechette wrote:
>Over the last 3 years I've had the pleasure of supporting the Linux 
>community in its efforts to run Linux on IBM ThinkPad notebook computers. 
>I've even had the experience of supporting IBM President Sam Palmisano and 
>his team as he delivered his LinuxWorld NYC 2001 keynote address using a 
>Linux-preloaded IBM ThinkPad T21. But, after 3 years, IBM has decided to 
>no longer fund that project,

I'm told that when IBM was selling computers with OS/2 pre-loaded, 
Microsoft put pressure on them and succeeded in stopping them.  

I wonder why they are dropping this Linux project?  

Cindy Eliason

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