December 2, 2004 9:55 AM PST

IBM reportedly puts PC business on the market

Big Blue, which first moved PCs out of the hobby shop and into the consumer mainstream, has put the business up for sale.
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Damn...
Now who will I turn to for my solid, reliable laptop needs ?

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Posted by Soliton (39 comments )
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IBM PC Division Sinks !!!
Well, after all these years of clinging onto hopes of better than average sales in the public sector, IBM's PC Division is being sold off! Well, I hope that Mr. Jobs is first on the bandwagon to bid for this one! An Apple dream has come true! In sales, Dell is #1, followed by HP & Apple. As we bid a fond farewell to Big Blue in the PC market, it will not make much of an impact in the retail consumer PC desktop market. Most of the people that have i86's & laptops, will look to Dell. On the other hand, who will pick up the pieces of this division? Who will give the customers support? Be sure to tune in...
Same net channel, same net time !
Posted by Jon N. (182 comments )
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umm...apple?
don't know where you get your info from but fujitsu, acer, toshiba, NEC, Lenovo, and Gateway all do more PC business worldwide than apple. in the US, toshiba does more notebook business than apple does in both desktop and notebooks.
Posted by tlite722 (160 comments )
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A Congressional Inquiry Should Be Called For
On the bases of Information Technologies playing such important roles in the economies of countries around the world as well as in the global fight against "terrorism"... IBM's exit of the PC market should be seen as an indication of the loss of "technological" prowess on the part US companies who will now apparently have to depend on external sources for its scientific and technological survival (like in the cases of the current outsourcing practices by some countries), what a sorry state of affairs. A Presidential or Congressional Inquiry should be called for in light of these developments.
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