IBM Corp. is to announce Monday that its Lotus Notes desktop collaboration software will finally fully support the Linux operating system. It's a move users have long been demanding, with those wanting to run the Notes client on the open-source operating system previously having to resort to Web clients or software emulation.
Novell Inc. Wednesday announced its Suse Linux 10.0 operating system will be generally available early next month in retail or online stores. The new software emphasizes ease of use and is aimed at both developers and home users, according to the company.
Linux is ready for the corporate desktop, and the forthcoming version of Novell Inc.'s Linux Desktop offering will go head-to-head against Windows, Novell executives said here in Salt Lake City last week at the company's annual BrainShare gathering.
Sam Palmisano has thrown down the gauntlet. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IBM Corp. has challenged his company to move to the Linux desktop over the next two years, according to a leaked internal memo written by CIO Bob Greenberg.