With the imminent release of Windows 7, IBM and Canonical are clasping hands to sell an Ubuntu Linux- and Lotus-based desktop package to US businesses targeting low-end PCs and netbooks. The duo initially launched their Ubuntu-powered IBM Client for Smart Work desktop bundle to Africa back in September. But IBM said it decided …
Year of the Linux
Year of the Linux?
I'll get my coat...
$0 Open Source across the board. Price includes updates for life, complete Source Code, unlimited modification / internal distribution and is not per-user.
Paris because it's a no-brainer.
We have just completed a six month evaluation of Ubuntu as an alternative desktop to Windows. We concluded that it was a viable and far cheaper option than a Windows/Office desktop and far more performant. We are now about 50% through the migration to Ubuntu with no issues to date. We went for Hardy as stability is more important to us than being at the leading edge.
The internet can require an upgrade too
Unless you just have to browse your intranet, the web requires as well more horse-power, especially when you use a lot of video, but even the clients scripts, java, flash and co tend to be more and more consuming.
Put it simply: the need to upgrade your PC don't come from the softwares, but from the contents. Hence, you can't save money on a very long term unless you stick to text based contents and tiny pictures.
Especially as flash performance on Linux is dreadful