[SATLUG] IBM Linux Commercial

Don Wright wmail at wricomp.com
Tue Jan 8 10:47:44 CST 2008


On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 00:57:58 -0700, "John Chalinder"
<argiod at bresnan.net> wrote:

>Wow! Just watched the ad. It sounds like a commercial for Ubuntu, with its 
>reference to community and sharing. It doesn't sound like IBM; wonder what 
>they were thinking when they made it...

Please remember IBM is the company that published both the schematic and
the source for the BIOS in the original 5150 PC manuals. Whether they
intended to create the PC-compatible industry is still debated. An
interesting thread on Macintouch recalls those early days:
http://www.macintouch.com/pchistory.html 

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Be well - or at least have interesting symptoms!


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