[oclug] AOL embraces Linux and Mozilla
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Tue Mar 12 10:11:11 EST 2002
On 12 Mar 2002, Greg Franks wrote:
> >>>>> "Warren" == Warren A Layton <zeevon at debian.org> writes:
> Warren> Found on The Register:
> Warren> http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/24364.html
> You missed the part I liked...
> Microsoft's server products have never been seriously considered by
> AOL, according to our insiders. "The licenses cost too much, their
> hardware requirements are excessive, they take too much labor to
> maintain, and we have enough security problems of our own without
> adding Microsoft's," says an AOL bean-counter who has access to the
> company's server cost numbers.
Heh. I rather liked:
``We hear that every hardware vendor who approaches AOL is now being
asked, "How is your support for Linux?" before they are even allowed to
make a sales presentation. ''
Finally, a large corporation applying appropriate pressure on PC and
component manufacturers to support Linux. Very good.
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