First of all. This has nothing to do with IBM working on/with GNU/Linux.
Next, all references to Linux means GNU/Linux.
With my Windows partition gone haywire and not intending to install for sometime now, Ive been solely working in Linux. Having worked solely on windows for more than a year now, I felt so disconnected at first. But now, working on Linux for three works continuously, I feel so ... *put in any positively happy word*.
Well, thats only one part of the story. Now that Im in Linux and the rest of my campus works mostly in Windows, the interconnection has been kinda creepy. So just wrote a simple perl script to mount a network windows pc. it took not more than 30 mins to fresh up on perl and finish the code. nothing spectacular in itself other that that, it reduces my work for typing in
mount -t smbfs -o username=some-name //ip-adddress/remote-drive some-local-drive everytime
.cool piece of code ;) B-)
Now i see why perl is so popular. of course the prototyping issues apart, it does the work ! fair, clean and neat.