Linux models the IT desktop
I have worked in desktop computing for many years and promoted the need for different desktop capabilities to meet the needs of different user communities. I have always sought to address this with my corporate customers, whilst also trying to ensure some common enterprise application delivery capability was shared by all, in my company we call this a WorkStyle. I was therefore greatly encouraged to see that The Open Source Development Lab last week released four specifications for its Desktop Linux Capabilities document, which outlines what requirements a Linux distribution should have to meet the needs of certain desktop Linux users. This document describes the topic in more detail.