[sf-lug] IBM promotes MSFT-less linux desktop
jim at well.com
Sat Aug 9 16:20:51 PDT 2008
the article claims that IBM is partnering with
Canonicle, Red Hat, and Novell to sell a linux-
based desktop, which seems to be a platform for
IBM's "Open Client Collaboration Solution", a
wearying moniker for a product that features
Lotus branded software.
one interesting part is that, given some
success, there will be a significant minority
of the general office workforce that will be
using some kind of Linux and will therefore be
interested in having a similar Linux box at home.
part of microsoft's efforts are aimed at
making their operating system product appealing
to big businesses that value digital rights
management (DRM). Linux in its current form goes
in the direction of openness for content, ala
creative commons, ogg vorbis, etc.
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