IBM VC Requested to Make Linux Unique, Less Like Windows

Bob Sutor, IBM’s VP of open source and standards said at the Black Hat conference at Las Vegas that user should pay attention to design Linux interface less like windows. The UI design should comprise some unique and cool features. IBM joined hands with Linux distributors Red Hat, Novell, and Canonical at Linuxworld the day before to build “Microsoft-free PCs for business.”

In the next ten years, IBM will divert its attention from x86 based PCs and concentrate more on the emerging technologies like cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS). User interfaces will also be needed for mobile phones and other smaller machines used for accessing the Web.

He further added that the new Green-IT concept is going to boost the adoption of Linux very fast among SMBs because they are more interested  to buy the solution as a whole rather than OS, applications, and hardware separately.

Lenovo and IBM are having discussion to figure out a plan that would see Lenovo introduce a line of mass-market systems running IBM’s Microsoft-free client, officially known as the Open Collaboration Client Solution (OCCS).The Chinese PC maker is looking at IBM to build “Microsoft-free PCs.

Source: Betanews

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