The secret to Linux is hardware
The secret to Linux is hardware, really?
Well you might think that this is so if you look at Who writes Linux, anyway?
Intel is right up there in the number #2 spot and much of that investment is focused on helping to architect Linux for Intel chipsets.
But the story goes further i.e. Texas Instruments, Linaro follow Intel in the list of Linux contributors.
... and then we come to IBM.