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IBM, Ubuntu Unveil Microsoft-Free 'PC'

Dec 05, 2008, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"The offering isn't an entirely open source solution, IBM said, but it's designed to appeal to customers weighing functionality, price and support -- regardless of licensing.

""It is an open standards solution. It includes components that are open source and it includes components which are not open source," Inna Kuznetsova, director of Linux at IBM, told InternetNews.com. "We think the market today has shifted from the being either totally open or closed."

"Kuznetsova argued that for some of IBM's customers, open source may be an important part of their strategy. However, she added that she often hears that focusing on open standards can help facilitate choice among users."

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