From: Robin Stephenson (robin.stephenson_at_blackwell.co.uk)
Date: Thu Apr 29 1999 - 06:31:18 EDT
>>>>> On 28 Apr 1999 18:58:48 -0400
>>>>> "Jeremy" == Jeremy D Zawodny <jzawodn_at_wcnet.org> wrote:
Jeremy> I *know* I saw an on-line reference very recently (past few
Jeremy> days) to a Web site about IBM shipping Linux on ThinkPads.
Jeremy> Now I've gotta figure out where the darn thing was...
I suspect we're both thinking of this:
Within 30 days, IBM [...] plans to increase its support of
Linux by shipping a base model ThinkPad notebook for use with
the operating system, [...] "We plan to ship a base machine
without any operating system on it [...]
So they're not talking (yet) about shipping Linux it seems, just about
not forcing people to pay for Windows if they don't want it.
Hopefully they'll put some effort into either twisting vendors' arms
to help provide drivers (NeoMagic, mwave, you know who you are) or
doing it themselves. It'd be good for people to be able to spend more
time on useful things like Coda than reverse engineering the video
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