No one gets fired for buying IBM?

Back in the days when IBM was the only King of all it surveyed in the Land of IT, there was an axiom that many professionals in larger shops lived by when undecided about which systems to buy: No One Ever Gets Fired For Buying IBM.

And while this saved and/or accelerated more than a few IT careers, it may have ended or seriously limited some. Anyone out there know of a case that proved the axiom wrong, or is willing to talk about a personal experience?

Or even, perhaps, talk about a case that proves an updated version of the axiom wrong: No one ever got fired for buying Microsoft or Linux.

(I posted for Ed Scannell.)

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