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IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows'

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| Bob Sutor, VP of open source and standards at IBM, told attendees of the
| LinuxWorld Conference in San Francisco, that what the open source community
| needs to make Linux popular as a desktop OS used by consumers and businesses
| are "some really good graphic designers."
|
| "Stop copying 2001 Windows. That's not where the usability action is," Sutor
| said during his afternoon keynote.
|
| Sutor's comments came a day after IBM announced at the show that it was
| joining Linux distributors Canonical, Novell, and Red Hat in building
| Microsoft-free PCs for business. The four companies agreed to provide
| hardware partners with the software to build desktops that would have
| alternatives to Windows and Office.
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http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=209904037

On numerous occasions before he showed that he does not want Mono.


Recent:

Of Kids and Linux

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| It's a good time to be bringing it up, because IBM has announced a stronger
| push for Linux PCs.
|
| Now, certainly, I'm not one of those prophets who go around predicting "the
| year of Linux on the desktop". There is no such animal. That isn't how open
| source grows. Open source grows slowly, a step at a time. But inevitably.
| Once a person has seen Linux for themselves, they are cured forever of the
| FUD spread about it. One by one, household by household. And most certainly
| generation by generation.
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http://penguinpetes.com/b2evo/index....&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
http://tinyurl.com/5pmkeg


IBM's Ubuntu deal favors the server

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| Ubuntu is the latest Linux disro to fall under the loving gaze of systems
| giant IBM, in its endless march to unseat Microsoft from business desktops
| and servers.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08/05/ibm_ubuntu/


IBM gets hip with 'cool' Ubuntu PC deal

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| Ubuntu is, according to the suits at IBM, "a Linux operating system that
| scores high marks on usability and 'the cool factor.'"
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/08...linux_distros/


IBM targets Microsoft with desktop Linux initiative

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| During a press briefing at LinuxWorld today in San Francisco, IBM announced a
| new partnership with Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical to offer "Microsoft-free"
| personal computers with IBM's Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony software. The
| goal is to provide a preintegrated stack that can serve as a complete
| alternative to Windows and Microsoft Office.
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http://arstechnica.com/journals/linu...nux-initiative
http://tinyurl.com/6lktdy


IBM to open source supercomputing code

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| The company said its HPC Open Source Software Stack, which includes IBM's
| Extreme Cluster Administration Toolkit, was its first ever contribution of
| open source code for supercomputing.
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http://www.linuxworld.com.au/index.p...120766&rid=-50


Virtually Speaking: IBM Goes High on Linux

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| None of this is terribly surprising. Today, for many enterprises, Linux is
| just another operating system choice. In a clear case of
| be-careful-what-you-wish-for, it is as viable an option as some of the Unix
| heavyweights or Microsoft Windows, depending on the situation.
|
| The other wrench is the possibility that virtualization's gain is the
| operating system's loss, although given the hypervisor's potentially
| commodity status, it's gain may well be negligible.
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http://www.serverwatch.com/stats/article.php/3763356


Linux still super in Top500

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| In the June 2008 Top500 list, Linux still lives large with a role in 92% of
| systems (It is the only OS for 85.4%, but when considering all distributions
| (SUSE, Red Hat, CentOS, and general ‘Linux,’ as well as mixed uses that
| include Linux, I figure the share is more like the 92%).
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http://blogs.the451group.com/opensou...per-in-top500/


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
|
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat...tag=ne.fd.mnbc
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