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IBM and Ubuntu roll Linux for U.S desktops vs Windows 7

Oct 20, 2009, 16:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The effort was originally announced more than a year ago, in August of 2008 as the 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.

"The solution now been announced for the U.S leverages the IBM Client for Smart Work which includes the same set of IBM's collaboration software. As to why IBM is marketing the solution to the U.S now, the answer is simple: Windows 7."

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