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Is Big Blue a Desktop Linux Friend or Foe?

Oct 12, 2009, 15:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Katherine Noyes)

"'Why Not the US?'

"Then there was news of IBM and Canonical partnering to launch cloud- and Linux-based netbook software Manage and grow your business with Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Business Edition in Africa.

"Sean Michael Kerner of Internet News and Dana Blankenhorn over at ZDNet both picked right up on that little item, as did bloggers at Digg and elsewhere.

"Bottom line: Many are wondering why there isn't a similar offering for the U.S.

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""While I understand that Africa might be an easier entry point for the Linux notebook, the global recession is affecting every nation. The need for low cost, standards based solutions that IBM and Ubuntu are proposing for Africa is needed in every corner of the world," Kerner wrote in his post entitled, "IBM markets Linux to Africa. Why not the U.S?"

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