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'Microsoft-free' virtual desktop startup gets $4m funding

Jan 22, 2010, 10:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Brodkin)

"A start-up teaming up with IBM to build "Microsoft-free" virtual desktops and deliver them through a cloud computing model has secured $4 million in first-round venture financing.

"Virtual Bridges, founded in 2006, is part of IBM's attempt to undercut Microsoft's Windows 7 with a set of cloud - and Linux-based desktop packages.

"Virtual Bridges this week announced it received funding from Austin Ventures, reportedly in the amount of $4 million. The money will help expand sales, marketing and development."

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