IBM plans Web-based desktop software

“The new software, part of IBM’s Lotus Workplace strategy, is a bundle that includes e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications aimed at business users. The package also includes server-based management software, as well as software to run productivity applications on handheld devices.

While Microsoft’s market-leading Office bundle works only on the Windows and Macintosh operating systems, IBM’s new software is designed to be distributed and accessed through a Web server and to be accessible from systems running Windows and Macintosh, as well as Linux and Unix, and from handheld devices.” – more

Sounds pretty good to me of course the hardware will be the expensive part.