Thursday, December 04, 2008

IBM, Canonical release 'Microsoft-free' virtual Linux desktop bundle

More details on the IBM initiative

According to IBM, the virtual Linux desktop suite could cost, for large companies, as little as $59 per worker. That would include a minimal configuration of $49 for the VERDE desktop virtualization software from a third vendor, Virtual Bridges, $10 for Ubuntu Linux support, and no cost for the Lotus Symphony productivity software.

A full-fledged Linux desktop solution that includes Lotus Notes e-mail, Sametime instant messaging, and other collaboration tools would cost $258 per user, according to IBM.

IBM, Canonical release 'Microsoft-free' virtual Linux desktop bundle

Post a Comment