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Founder of Citrix and much more, Ed Iacobucci dies at 59

Bob Brown | June 24, 2013
Versatile tech pioneer oversaw OS/2 at IBM, formed a jet startup and of late targeted data sprawl at VirtualWorks.

As word of Iacobucci's death circulated on Twitter, terms such as guru, visionary and legendary were being used to describe the man.

Ed Iacobucci was a great guy. We went to the same conferences for a decade, always hung out and talked 1s and 0s. Sweet dude. Big laugh.

Iacobucci's life wasn't all work and no play, either, though. He also enjoyed photography, horse breeding and boating.

In a press release issued by VirtualWorks is included a quote attributed to Iacobucci during an award ceremony in 1998: "Every human being has his own vision of what's happening in the future. I was lucky in that what I thought would happen did happen. When we know we can do it and the rest of the world doesn't — that's when things get interesting."

 

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