Talk about the end of an era – IBM close to selling PC business | CNET News.com. I’ve never owned an IBM PC. I did own one of their dot matrix printers – very reliable. And I lusted after their PS/2 systems when they first came out (hey, I was a kid, give me a break for being stupid ). And recently I’ve lusted after their laptops and wished they’d make a tablet thinkpad. Oh well.