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Old 12-05-2008, 04:40 AM   #1
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LXer: IBM pushes "Microsoft alternative" desktop

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IBM announced the availability of a "Microsoft alternative" virtual desktop that uses virtualization technology from Virtual Bridges and incorporates Canonical's Ubuntu Linux and IBM's Lotus applications. Based on Virtual Bridges's Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment (VERDE), the desktop environment is far more affordable than running Microsoft desktops, claims IBM.

Old 12-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #2
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$49 per seat. But, IBM will have to do more than announce it, they've got to push the heck out of it. The Vista fiasco and the corporate realization that there won't be a Windows OS ready for their aging PC replacement, open a real window of opportunity if IBM is willing to take on Microsoft ... no holds barred.
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I actually heard on my local radio news that "IBM has developed an alternative OS to microsoft". A first for everything.


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