Msg#: 3251190 posted 12:58 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
IBM has developed an open desktop product that supports a range of applications, such as email and instant messaging, without the need to run Microsoft Windows.
On Sunday, IBM announced details of its Open Client solution. It incorporates a range of applications, some from IBM's Lotus family, and runs on the two major strands of corporate Linux, Red Hat and Suse, as well as Microsoft Windows and, soon, the Apple Mac.
Msg#: 3251190 posted 9:13 pm on Feb 13, 2007 (gmt 0)
Another open source story for IBM is that IBM is giving business partners who use IBM's WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) or DB2 Express-C database access to directly tap IBM staff for advice on integration, scalability, testing, and support issues and won't have to pay for the privilege. ( WAS CE is based on the open-source Apache Geronimo project.)
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