IBM cosies up to Linux distros
It would seem that IBM is now cosying up closer to Linux distributions, following an announcement that it would offer its open collaboration client solution with support for Ubuntu and that it entered a new agreement with Red Hat. Big Blue also mentioned that the agreement made with Novell last August, to use SUSE Linux Enterprise with its open collaboration client solution, was gaining momentum.
Inna Kuznetsova, cross-IBM executive for Linux, said “By providing an alternative to the proprietary desktop model through one based on open standards, businesses now have the freedom to select the proper mix of software to help improve collaboration, increase end-user productivity, and reduce total cost of ownership.”
IBM’s open collaboration client solution is billed as a “cost-effective and security-rich alternative to Microsoft desktops”. Go here for more details.