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IBM Offers a 'Microsoft-free' Desktop

Ever since it realized that its deal with Microsoft had created a giant that usurped its own dominance in the industry, IBM has been trying to find a way to recover. To Big Blue, the emergence of Microsoft was a bit like the tail wagging the dog. In its latest attempt to dethrone MS, IBM is now offering a Linux-based “Microsoft-free” desktop to corporate clients. If IBM can stay around long enough and keep taking shots, someday one of these things may actually succeed.