IBM offers 'Microsoft-free' PC package


IBM offers 'Microsoft-free' PC package

Antony Savvas

IBM will try to tempt firms with a "Microsoft-free" virtual desktop package to save them money, reports the Wall Street Journal.

IBM says it has created a complete suite of applications that run on a backroom server and which don't require Microsoft software.

The package, which is available immediately, uses the Linux operating system and a set of IBM office applications that run on thin client PCs.

The cost of the Virtual Linux Desktop will be well under the equivalent cost of running a PC with the Windows Vista OS and Office productivity suite, said IBM.

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