This week Bull Netherlands announced on their website that they will offer services on the KDE desktop. A large and public company providing KDE support is something many KDE users (and, more importantly, potential users) will be very interested in. The Dutch KDE Team has translated the original announcement to English.
Bull to Offer Services on Linux/UNIX-Desktop KDE
June 2, 2004
Regularly costumers face the question how they can provide for implementation, administration and maintenance of Linux desktop with a limited budget. Today Bull Netherlands announces to provide services and solutions around KDE, the most well known graphical environment for Linux. As of today companies can have professional support from Bull when migrating to Linux systems with a KDE desktop. With this Bull proves that it can offer a credible alternative to commercial software independently from their software suppliers.
Bull has strengthened its involvement with this step by offering desktop Linux solutions along side their server solutions. That way Bull broadens its pallet of flexible IT solutions for their costumers. The KDE desktop combined with GNU/Linux or another UNIX-like system, offers an excellent solution for businesses who want to keep their IT budgets under control. By using KDE, businesses, government departments and other organizations can escape from the enormous licensing costs that business software often requires.
Bull Netherlands is part of the successful European Bull Group, situated and quoted on stock exchange in Paris with over 8 000 employees worldwide and active in many countries. Bull designs and develops servers and software for an open environment, integrating the most advanced technologies. It brings to its customers its expertise and know-how to help them in the transformation of their information systems and to optimize their IT infrastructure and their applications. In the Netherlands Bull has 180 employees.
Bull is particularly present in the public sector, banking, finance, telecommunication and industry sectors. Capitalizing on its wide experience, the Group has a thorough understanding of the business and specific processes of these sectors, thus enabling it to efficiently advise and to accompany its customers. Its distribution network spreads to over 100 countries worldwide. Look for more information on www.bull.nl.
KDE is an independent project of hundreds of developers, translators, artists and 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. KDE provides a stable, mature desktop, a full, component-based office suite (KOffice), a large set of networking and administration tools and utilities, and an efficient, intuitive development environment featuring the excellent IDE KDevelop. KDE is working proof that the Open Source "Bazaar-style" software development model can yield first-rate technologies on par with and superior to even the most complex commercial software.
Trademarks Notices. KDE, K Desktop Environment, KDevelop and KOffice are trademarks of KDE e.V. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX and Motif are registered trademarks of The Open Group. All other trademarks and copyrights referred to in this announcement are the property of their respective owners.