IBM Workplace - A Good Thing for Linux?

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-05-14
 
 
 

IBM Workplace, a new application management model launched this week, is bound to spell changes ahead for Linux developers, administrators, and desktop users. Just what kind of impact should the Linux community expect?

Not all that surprisingly, IBM officials claim that the effects on Linux are will be largely positive. For their part, though, industry analysts are cautiously optimistic, too.

Rolled out with considerable fanfare on Monday in New York City, Workplace is being touted mainly as a way for companies to replace Web browsers with crossplatform client software, for better security and manageability across both mobile and desktop environments.

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