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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 …

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Year of the Linux

Year of the Linux?

I'll get my coat...

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Paris Hilton

Option D

$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.

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Very Topical

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.

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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.

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Especially as flash performance on Linux is dreadful

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