(PRWEB) December 17, 2003
Developers from both the Debian and KDE projects have announced an ambitious initiative to provide a Linux desktop operating system aimed at the needs of large organizations.
KDE is known for its award winning desktop environment for Unix operating systems, whereas Debian GNU/Linux is widely favored and deployed as server operating system. IDC estimates currently show that Linux has a 23% share of the market for server operating systems.
By working together the group intends to deliver an integrated solution for the desktop needs of government agencies, educational institutions and enterprises.
"We, at LinuxMagic, have adopted KDE and Debian based strategies for all our LinuxMagic OS and product developments. Using Thin Client technology, the KDE Desktop, Debian based systems and OpenOffice.org, our 'LinuxMagic WorkPlace' product is specifically designed to satisfy the requirements of the typical office, whether small or enterprise scale," according to Michael Peddemors, President and CEO of LinuxMagic. "We are very excited by the new possibilities of this project."
The plan calls for seamless integration of Open Source projects such as OpenOffice.org and Mozilla into the KDE desktop in addition to many other enterprise-critical features. Further details of the plan are available in a position paper developed by the group at http://desktop.kdenews.org/strategy.html
KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, graphical artists and other professionals worldwide collaborating over the Internet to create and freely distribute a sophisticated, customizable and stable desktop and office environment employing a flexible, component-based, network-transparent architecture and offering an outstanding development platform. See http://www.kde.org/ for more information.
Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system, developed by nearly a thousand volunteers from all over the world who collaborate via the Internet. Debian's dedication to Free Software, its non-profit nature, and its open development model make it unique among GNU/Linux distributions. See http://www.debian.org/ for more information.
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