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Re: [vox] Article: Ma Bell looks at Linux for 70,000 desktops
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Re: [vox] Article: Ma Bell looks at Linux for 70,000 desktops

Robert G. Scofield wrote:
Bill Kendrick wrote:

Ma Bell looks at Linux for 70,000 desktops

"An article in Bloomberg News reports that AT&T is currently
evaluating Linux for its employee desktops, estimating 70,000 PCs
would run Linux company-wide at the largest US long distance provider
in a move to open source."

Here's a direct link to the Bloomberg article:


I just got around to reading the Bloomberg article. It bothers me though that the interest in Linux is in large part spurred by the activities of hackers and those who spread viruses. Linux should be able to beat out Windows in a world with no viruses.

I was also bothered because it seemed to me that AT&T is basically bluffing. They just wanted windows to be cheaper, and they think bluffing about using Linux will drop the price. Then they are going to us Windows anyway.

Linux should be used over Windows because it is a better product, even if the so-called "TCO" is the same (which it's not).

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