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IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-18, 2:40 AM
Is this actually true? I cannot believe it. :smileysad:
Pigs must be flying. I thought IBM and Lenovo had some form of exclusive relationship with respect to Thinkpads, i.e. IBM will always use them! I guess not anymore... Wow!
 
 
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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-18, 2:53 AM
Thanks for the info. Times sure are changin'!
 
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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-18, 16:17 PM
i just replied to trisha's post on lenovoblogs so i'll say the same thing here.

IBM still continues to buy thinkpads and currently holds a 7.9% stake in lenovo.   statistics derived from a pilot program of only 100 out of 350,000+ employees isn’t broad enough to draw such a heavy speculation as saying IBM won’t be buying the X300 let alone any other thinkpad.

personally, i wouldn't read too far into it.   IBM's consideration for this program could be based on apple's operating system rather than the hardware, therefore twisting their arms into using apple's hardware to match since apple doesn't license MacOS for use on third-party systems.   it's all speculation at this point.

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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-18, 16:24 PM
If you cheat the result can't be as good as the original:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-2C2gb6ws8

History is there for you to explore, Windows came from OS-X
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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-18, 19:43 PM


erik wrote:
i just replied to trisha's post on lenovoblogs so i'll say the same thing here.

IBM still continues to buy thinkpads and currently holds a 7.9% stake in lenovo.   statistics derived from a pilot program of only 100 out of 350,000+ employees isn’t broad enough to draw such a heavy speculation as saying IBM won’t be buying the X300 let alone any other thinkpad.

personally, i wouldn't read too far into it.   IBM's consideration for this program could be based on apple's operating system rather than the hardware, therefore twisting their arms into using apple's hardware to match since apple doesn't license MacOS for use on third-party systems.   it's all speculation at this point.


Erik,
 
IBM has been divesting itself of Lenovo stock for some time now. Your 7.9% figure is outdated.
 
Check this out:
 
 

 


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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-19, 4:50 AM
outdated, perhaps, but it still doesn't put the nail in lenovo's coffin in terms of IBM switching to macs. :smileywink:

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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-19, 5:19 AM


erik wrote:

outdated, perhaps
 

Perhaps not. IBM stake in Lenovo is sitting at ~7.5% as of today which is not much different at all!
 
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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-19, 13:26 PM
thanks, bill :smileyhappy:

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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-19, 19:33 PM
The 7.5% figure comes from my posting of an article here:
 
 
Since we are quoting the article I posted:
 

"The lock-up following this transaction will only last until March 31, leaving the US company free to sell the rest of its shares after that."
 
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Re: IBM Launches Pilot Program for Migrating to Macs

2008-04-20, 5:32 AM
...and IBM still owns 7.5% of lenovo today.

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