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IBM Research thinks about shifting users to Macs


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is considering dumping its Windows PCs and shifting all its users to Macs, according to News.com. IBM Research is doing a feasibility study at the moment ,which apparently suggests that users would be keen.

According to an internal document IBM is worried about being too locked into Windows. Apples have less security issues, and are closely connected to the academic world where IBM research has close ties. Many managers think that IBM needs to support multiple platforms and a policy of using those platforms internally makes support for them easier.

So far, 82 percent of those surveyed thought that the Mac offered a "better or best experience" compared to their ThinkPad running Windows, and 86 percent asked to keep their Mac rather than be manacled to Windows.

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Last modified on 17 April 2008
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