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Here's a story you've heard a bunch of times: IBM liked the software so much, it bought the company. And so the story ran again last week, when Big Blue bought software emulation specialist Transitive for an undisclosed sum. Transitive makes a bit of software called QuickTransit, which allows applications created for one chip to …

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  1. David Hicks
    Stop

    Err, IBM already supports older 31 bit programs...

    ...on newer 64 bit machines. That's one of the selling points isn't it? Run anything that was ever written for mainframe EVER on even the newest box?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Ehhhmmm, sorry...

    I only clicked on the article 'cos I thought it was about Transvestites...

    I'm going now, mine's the one with the bottle-glass spectacles in the pocket.

  3. Pierre

    You missed it.

    "now IBM has a lot of leverage in which to create a set of QuickTransit pairings"

    I think what you really wanted to write is "now IBM has the opportunity to grow a (QuickTransit) pair"

    You're welcome

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Joke

    Dyslexia

    Is it just me that clicked on this story curious as to what presents IBM's Transvestite would be buying...?

  5. David Halko

    IBM has some serious compatibility issues?

    I did not realize that IBM had such serious compatibility issues within it's own systems as to require something like this to go from (almost) 32 bits to 64 bits... or even from one version of an OS to another... what a nightmare...

    I hope they enjoy their Transitive purchase!

  6. David Halko
    Dead Vulture

    IBM has some serious compatibility issues?

    I did not realize that IBM had such serious compatibility issues within it's own systems as to require something like this to go from (almost) 32 bits to 64 bits... or even from one version of an OS to another... what a nightmare...

    I hope they enjoy their Transitive purchase!

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