IBM offers Virtual Linux Desktop as alternative to Microsoft

12/4/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The · LinuxInsider

IBM unveiled its Virtual Linux Desktop on Thursday, a less expensive alternative to Microsoft's desktop software. While IBM touts cost savings of $500 to $800 per user, some analysts say IBM might be fighting an uphill battle. "Ultimately, I don't think that a Linux solution will compete with Microsoft -- Microsoft has the desktop market in the bag," said Natalie Lambert, a Forrester Research analyst.

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