IBM’s Ubuntu, Ubuntu’s IBM

Article Source InformationWeek’s Open Source Weblog
October 21, 2009, 7:51 am

Most of the comments about IBM’s release of a Linux desktop package have been about timing it to compete with Windows 7’s release. Let’s look at a slightly broader picture.

IBM Client for Smart Work, as this package is called, includes either Ubuntu or Red Hat Linux plus IBM’s own Lotus Notes / Symphony / LotusLive solution mix. The obvious target is companies that are still mulling an upgrade to Windows 7 but might not need the entire feature mix and could easily have their needs satisfied by something less expensive…

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