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Canonical has signed an agreement with Unison Technologies to offer a complete unified communications suite for small to medium-sized firms running Ubuntu Linux. Unison’s software, which will be sold via Canonical’s online store, will run on Ubuntu Server and under beta for Ubuntu Desktop Edition. Ubuntu’s sponsor Canonical …

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Paris Hilton

Mac OS X

Where is the Mac OS X version, for a truly portable(TM) desktop side (as long as the LInux version compiles for BSD etc)

Paris, because she knows how things fit.

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Sounds great

Except for the "perpetual" licence bit.

Seems a lot of money to part with considering Unison is a start-up. If they fold within a few years your "perpetual licence" won't seem so perpetual then.

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Need to add Asterisk..

Surely they need to add asterisk (an opensource VoIP / PSTN telephony platform) then they have a total comms solution winner...

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"Except for the "perpetual" licence bit."

It depends on the number of licenses. $36k is one year for 720 users, according with the article, so in between the 20-1000 employees they mention as SMB, or whatever. My university employs thousands, for example, so I guess it would be a better deal to pay $36k once.

If the software is any good, that I have no clue. :-)

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Ubuntu? On a Server?

Let's all have less stability than Windows! This is just a halfassed attempt by Canonical to become profitable. If this startup had any brains they'd ally themselves with Red Hat if they need a corporate sponsor.

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