Saturday, July 15, 2006

Business Week: A ray of Hope for Linux desktop

A Ray of Hope for Desktop Linux by Steve Hamm at Businessweek reports that IBM is releasing Notes communications and collaboration software designed to run on Linux, and wishing that its (Notes) 125 Million users world wide may think of switching to Linux desktop.

I agree, that it is just a ray of hope.  IBM might put its all marketing muscle behind it. But I doubt this would be any reason for any user to switch from Windows desktop to Linux desktop. Linux does lots of things better in the servers arena. Not desktop, Yet.  If you have seen or played around with the latest Windows Vista or Windows Live offerings, I seriously doubt any user may even think about it. I currently use Notes, and if you compare with Microsoft Exchange and its pleasing user interface and ease of use, it is still a long way to go before it even catches up.

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