IBM will snub Vista

From The Inquirer

BIGGISH BLUE donned a Red Hat and said that it will not install Microsoft Vista into any of its corporate desktops and will continue its roll-out of Linux instead.

Speaking at a Linux Forum, IBM’s Open source and Linux technical sales bigwig Andreas Pleschek said that IBM has cancelled its contract with Microsoft as of October this year.

This means that Vista will not appear on any Big Blue desktops. Instead, from July IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on its brand spanking new, Red Hat-based platform.

Some users will remain on their old XP machines for a while, but none will be upgraded to Vista, said Pleschek.

Not clear if this is an IBM Germany decision on one that applies worldwide.