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IBM and the Linux/Open-Standard Desktop Movement

It will take more than one or two courageous leaders to give Linux a foothold on the corporate desktop.

In reality, it will take more than one or two courageous leaders to give Linux and open-standard applications a foothold on the corporate desktop. Trouble is, no unified Linux solution offers the elegance and integration of the Windows/Office combination, or anything comparable to the massive base of Windows applications for enterprise-grade systems support and administration.

The major Linux developers must start developing mainstream desktop applications. One can only hope that concerns over slow initial sales or a fear of invoking Microsoft's wrath won't prevent developers from providing this leadership.

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