IBM to Encourage Linux Programs for Small Business (Reuters)International Business Machines Corp. (IBM.N) said on Monday it is starting a Linux “test drive” to encourage software developers to create programs for small and medium-sized businesses running the alternative operating system. – Dec 17 7:52 PM ET
My spin:As I wrote in the news section on 13 December ago (scroll below or look in the archives) Linux a) is cheaper than Windows b) there’s not as much support for Linux as for Windows c) Windows has a lot more programs available for it than does Linux. HOWEVER, with IBM’s support a lot of that MAY change.

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