Canonical-IBM: Virtual Ubuntu Desktops vs. Windows 7

As Microsoft gears up to launch Windows 7, Canonical and IBM have a message for channel partners and CIOs (chief information officers): Virtualized Ubuntu desktops, running on centralized Linux servers, provide lower TCO (total cost of ownership) and lower acquisition costs vs. traditional Windows desktops. Here’s the scoop.

To be sure, The VAR Guy is always skeptical when vendors throw around TCO and ROI claims. It’s pretty easy to find statistics that will back up just about any vendor claim or position. But the folks at Canonical and IBM — leveraging a small virtualization partner called Virtual Bridges — continue to march forward with a virtualized Ubuntu desktop strategy.

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