Many IT trade publications are reporting that IBM is launching alternative to Microsoft-centric software and the bloated hardware required by recent operating system releases.
The Virtual Linux Desktop ranges in price from $59 to $289 per user, depending on level of software and service desired, according to the report. IBM estimates that the software package could save corporate customers up to $800 per user, when compared with the cost of maintaining Microsoft’s Vista operating system, Office suite, and collaboration tools, the newspaper said.
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