Lest anyone accuse me of only blogging the stories that have taken a pro-Workplace stance...

But whether IBM's plans will end Microsoft's dominance of the desktop anytime soon is unlikely, industry observers say. Considering that there are already desktop suite alternatives, such as OpenOffice, an open source offering, and the StarOffice suite from Sun Microsystems Inc., IBM's announcement by itself doesn't change anything; it's just a different approach, said Gordon Haff, senior analyst at Illuminata Inc., a Nashua, N.H., consulting company.
It is most definitely a different approach.
Link: SearchWin2000: Microsoft should weather IBM desktop move >

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