IBM Unveils Its Latest Open Client OfferingBy Peter Galli | Posted 2007-02-12 Email Print
The offering, which runs on Linux, Windows and, later this year, the Apple Macintosh, is supported by services from Big Blue, Red Hat and Novell.
IBM has a new open client offering that runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows and, later this year, the Apple Macintosh, and which is supported by services from IBM, Red Hat and Novell.
Customers will be able to select technologies and applications from IBM and some of its business partners.
These include IBM productivity tools that support the Oasis Open Document Format, the Firefox Web browser, Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino, Lotus Sametime and IBM WebSphere Portal v6 on the Red Hat Desktop Linux suite, and the Novell SUSE Desktop Linux.
"This is a cross-platform, open-client offering that is built on top of the Eclipse rich client platform. It combines a number of recently announced Lotus products, such as Notes and Sametime, as well as services," Adam Jollans, IBM's worldwide open-source strategy manager, told eWEEK.
IBM has itself deployed an open client solution internally that is built on many of the same components it is making available to customers with this offering.
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