IBM markets Linux to Africa. Why not the U.S?
Sep 23, 2009, 19:36 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"The way I see it, this is just the delivery portion of
something IBM has been talking about since at least August of 2008.
At that time, IBM announced its 'Microsoft-Free' PC effort. The
basic idea is to have an Linux OS, with IBM smart client
applications called Open Collaboration Client Solution software
(OCCS)(Lotus Symphony and Notes) for enterprise apps.
"Today's announcement looks remarkably similar to what IBM and
Canonical announced nine months ago. Last December, IBM and
Canonical (the lead sponsor behind the Ubuntu project) announced a
virtual desktop solution (today it's called the 'cloud')."
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