IBM, Canonical, Novell, and Red Hat have jointly announced
a scheme aimed at making progress in "the one billion-unit desktop market."
"The four leaders are working with their local business partners in
markets around the world to build and distribute a pre-loaded PC offering
that features IBM's Open Collaboration Client Solution (OCCS) including
Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Lotus Sametime; the Linux operating system
of each distributor; and software applications and installation services
from the local partners in each market. The final product will be branded
by the local IT firms that bring it to market.
IBM has launched a
number of other initiatives as well, celebrating its ten years of
support for Linux.
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