IBM readies Microsoft-free desktop

by admin December 4, 2008 at 5:56 pm

IBM Virtual Linux Desktop bundles Ubuntu OS with productivity apps

IBM has created a Microsoft-free virtual desktop, which bundles Linux with a set of productivity applications.

In partnership with Canonical, IBM has developed a virtual desktop system based on Ubuntu Linux, which includes a suite of office applications and collaboration tools based on IBM’s Lotus software products.

The release includes the Virtual Enterprise Remote Desktop Environment (VERDE) from Virtual Bridges, Ubuntu’s desktop operating system and IBM’s Open Collaboration Client Solution software, which uses Notes and other Lotus applications. The system features email, calendaring, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, unified communications, social networking, team collaboration and portal software.

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