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IBM to Take The Linux Plunge?

Well, if all good things come to those who wait, then the linux community must be the most patient group of people on this globe. According to an internal memo leaked to that irascible publication, the Inquirer, IBM CIO Bob Greenberg wants to move everyone in IBM to a Linux desktop, complete with Open Source accoutrements.

...our chairman has challenged the IT organization, and indeed all of IBM, to move to a Linux based desktop before the end of 2005. This means replacing productivity, web access and viewing tools with open standards based equivalents.

A massive undertaking to say the least. Good luck Big Blue!