internetnews.com: IBM's SMB Services Light on Linux
Apr 27, 2004, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"IBM has rolled out a new on-demand initiative geared at
providing desktop level support to small and medium sized
businesses and geared for a Windows environment.
"The pitch is thus: IBM puts a server with desktop management
tools at your location and then remotely manages virus detection
and protection, operating system and application updates and
patches, plus nightly backups of employees' hard disk images.
Prices on a per-user basis start at $40.
"There's just one catch. The customers have to be running an
'XP' compliant desktop in a Windows environment; so far, the new
service doesn't support Linux desktops..."