Why IBM GAVE UP on Making PCs

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IBM invented the PC. Why did they stop making them?

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  1. fibyq on April 6, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    When your school still has ibm computers

  2. Red D on April 6, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    10 millions subs jack ass why so many adds not enough gold spoons for your kids and dog. you dont need to ask for money

  3. William David Wallace on April 6, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    IBM PCs were extremely cheaply built and were hard to upgrade and I for one hated having to work on them, except of course for the Thimk Pad which was great and which I used for years as it was standard issue. IBM had enjoyed huge profit margins making main frames and systems like AS400. However, such margins just were not available in the PC world and IBM eventually decided to get out of the business rather than learn how to survive in the mass consumer market place. Another huge issue was the switch of resources from OS/2 to the micro kernal based OS. OS/2 had issues that held it back and the claim was that they were unfixable. However, not too long after the micro kernal work was abandoned the developers on OS/2 fixed at least one of the unfixable issues but it was too late the Redmondians won with NT 4.x

  4. Alpzepta on April 6, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Answer: Lenovo

  5. please use Odysee 共匪 五毛 ن on April 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    There is a reason Apple was obsessed with IBM in its early days. IBM earned its hardware mystique and while I lament its retreat from the consumer space I recognize that they did what was best for the company. Their products were engineered to be practical and robust, not stripped down and marked up for the sake of "minimalism". The enduring cache of Model Ms as virtual tech heirlooms and the thriving cult of the ThinkPad are testaments to the genius of IBM.

  6. myhoneybringsallthebeestomyjar on April 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    ‘As the 1990’s dragged on’ is my favourite quote lmao

  7. Dakota5488 on April 6, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Riley without glasses
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  8. Mariola Wielicka on April 6, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    IBM cared about quality of their products, which is why their margins were so thin eventually. Just look at Thinkpads, modern ones are just a shadow of old, as they are plagued with quality issues, while old ones were just working forever. The last decent Thinkpads were *30 series (right before they went complete "ultrabook" way). There’s nothing special in modern Thinkpads beside trackpoint (which is also worse in more slimmer laptops as it’s too short to use conveniently). Thinkpads are history now. Lenovo Thinkpads are not the same.

  9. Mylo Fryett on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Wait I’m sure ibm brought Lenovo

  10. Scalamaster Electros on April 6, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I have the last thinckpad made by ibm the t42

  11. Nuno Pereira on April 6, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    First PC: 1981, not 1980.

  12. wrtl8 on April 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I use a ibm keyboard tho

  13. Henry Atkinson on April 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Thumbnail isnt accurate. The only 2-dial monitor is the 5151, which you show, but it was a green-phosphor monochrome, and could not display a white IBM logo. The logo you show also was only present on the AT bios, which obviously isnt for the PC.

  14. Leander Herman on April 6, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I remember IBM as a kid, think pad actually became a thing after they could not make a better pen OS which go corporation done better

  15. Vulcan VR on April 6, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    I am IBM I now start making vr headsets

  16. Joseph Salomonsen on April 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    This guy tries to hard to be funny..

  17. Chris Olonzo on April 6, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    I remember 360k 5 1/4" floppy disks…….sigh.

  18. Toma Hawk on April 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    IBM PC was the Pride of the USA! IBM PC is dead when bought over by Communist China LENOVO! R.I.P. IBM PC of USA … The World missed you so much! 🕯

  19. Nicolás Rodolfo Aguayo Salas on April 6, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Please go back to your glasses… Love your glasses

  20. Mosstone on April 6, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    A lot of incorrect and missing information in this video… BTW, the expression is "hand over fist", not "hand over foot".

  21. Tank Top Master on April 6, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    Where is the IBM 5100 ?°!

  22. Sleepless Engineer on April 6, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    I used my thinkpad mouse nub to click the dislike button c:

  23. Miya God on April 6, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Those dislikes must be IBM pc users until today..

  24. Matthew Sacha Ullymce on April 6, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    IBM stands for International Business Machine, so it has never been a PC (personal computer)

  25. frankthespank on April 6, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    I worked for IBM (San Jose, CA) and all I know is in the late 90’s/early 2000’s they were the most arrogant stuck-up company I have ever worked for and its people were dead wood that refused to change with the times.

    I am a ThinkPad fan and still use one to this day though.

  26. Mark Thompson on April 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Seven months later I’m still wondering what involuntary bowel movements have to do with computers

  27. Jitkundough on April 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    They also skipped the fact that with the PS/2, they introduced 32-bit PCI, but at that time, no one else was making the hardware (because no one thought you’d need 32-bit mapping for graphics). Another LTT Click Bait poorly researched twaddle, produced by "techs" who likely can’t muster an ex-temporé explanation of KEYWORD SOURCE DESTINATION as it pertains to DOS syntax!

  28. Valentine on April 6, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Me and my customers: "Hey, where’s my money, man!?" 🙂

  29. Leander Herman on April 6, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I remember IBM as a kid, think pad actually became a thing after they could not make a better pen OS which go corporation done better

  30. Orion Nebula on April 6, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    didnt radioshack keep closing but never did

  31. MicahK555 on April 6, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Who the heck is this guy?

  32. Aneesh Lingala on April 6, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    ibm was so popular that i use a lenovo thinkpad t420s from 2011 in 2020

  33. Sleepless Engineer on April 6, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Funny how linustechtips/techquickie tries to bash the trackpoint this time by calling it 1992 technology when the touchpad has been around since the early 80s with Apollo computers. I can’t really expect much though, as linustechtips/techquickie videos are just mostly opinions with little to no research.

  34. Ja Mi on April 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Cause they stolen all pc paterns from other companies like IMP from Yugoslavia

  35. A Leobul on April 6, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Wow.  Instead of wondering whether the viewer is old enough to remember IBM PC’s, it’s hard to believe you are.  I get the headline is click bait (kudos for getting the UP in there) but there appears to have been no actual research done to produce the video.  There were a few bits of authenticity like the pic of a PCD manufacturing manager at 0:41, the actual 5150 at 1:02, and the thinkpad at 4:05.  Beyond that, picking popular headlines and drawing marginally if not completely false conclusions, makes the whole video laughable.   Sadly 403K+ people have watched it and at least some of them will think it is accurate.

  36. mv k on April 6, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    they should at least bring back the Model F keyboard. Or hell, find a way to modernise the beam spring keyboard.

  37. Game Interest on April 6, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    Where can I get that shirt?

  38. james pong on April 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Taylor swift 💃

  39. Lazarus Blackwell on April 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    According to some research and poles Lenovo is the most popular PC brand to date

  40. Lance Zimmer on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    I was Commodore from 84 to 96, with the C64 first, than the Amiga 500, that I still have and still works.

  41. 7A Adithya on April 7, 2021 at 12:01 am

    *me using a ibm cpu today*
    Haha lol

  42. ImHereFindMe on April 7, 2021 at 12:01 am

    The IBM PC would have never become the dominant architecture were it not for its accidental open architecture. There were far superior machines out during that time period and IBM’s machine was very expensive for what you got.

  43. Jaime Duncan on April 7, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Here is a more detail history of the IBM PC if someone is inclined to learn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PceJO3CAGI&t=944s

  44. APH Iceland Havens on April 7, 2021 at 12:03 am

    I like Linus’s new hair cut,it look really slick!

  45. Willy Yeremi on April 7, 2021 at 12:04 am

    "That was rude" but smile happily

  46. jeroen on April 7, 2021 at 12:05 am

    this guy always being loud. very unappealing.

  47. multiskype on April 7, 2021 at 12:05 am

    watching this on my lenovo thinkpad

  48. Hannah Moody on April 7, 2021 at 12:09 am

    IBM still manufactures peripherals for PCs and register logics, though they’re phasing out the components I’m personally familiar with.

  49. gamingfox98 on April 7, 2021 at 12:10 am

    I still have an old IBM ThinkPad running XP and bought a new Lenovo ThinkPad (now running KDE Neon) recently. It hurts me a little to say that in my opinion the build-quality dropped over the years …

  50. David Hile on April 7, 2021 at 12:11 am

    My father worked as a process engineer for the manufacturing of Seagate hard drives in the 80’s and 90’s.

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