LinuxCon: The Possible Futures of the Linux Desktop
Sep 22, 2009, 10:32 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What is the future of the Linux desktop? According to
Bob Sutor, vice president of open source and Linux at IBM (NYSE:
IBM), it's not about dominating the desktop landscape or being a
drop-in replacement for Microsoft Windows.
"In fact, during his keynote at the LinuxCon conference today,
Sutor said he doesn't think it likely that Linux will ever dominate
the desktop space.
"That might seem counterintuitive, considering that IBM has been
backing a Linux desktop for several years and recently announced a
joint effort with Ubuntu for a Microsoft-Free PC. IBM is also
taking on the Microsoft desktop with its office suite, Lotus
Symphony, which used the Open Document Format standard and is able
to run on Linux desktops."
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