IT Pro: IBM Aims to Lower Cost of Using Windows Alternatives
Feb 12, 2007, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"IBM plans to offer an open desktop software system for
businesses that puts the cost of managing Apple or Linux computers
on a more equal footing with Microsoft's Windows software,
improving the economics of Windows alternatives.
"The product, dubbed the Open Client Offering, pulls together
software IBM has developed in-house and with partners Novell and
Red Hat to answer questions over the cost-effectiveness of managing
Linux or Apple desktop PCs alongside Windows PCs..."