CXOtoday: Breach Candy Hospital Diagnosed With Linux Dilemma
Feb 26, 2004, 21:00 (44 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amit Tripathi)
"Here's a warning signal for companies blinded by Linux's low
TCO tag: Look before you leap. Breach Candy Hospital is one amongst
a list of many, who has jumped on to the Linux bandwagon too soon,
and is now left to fend for itself in the lair of repent.
"The IT department of the hospital decided to go in for Linux
desktops to cut costs, but soon learnt that things are not always
as they seem, albeit the hard way...
"Detailing the departments 'Linux dilemma', Dilip Desai,
Head-MIS, Breach Candy Hospital, said, 'We purchased 25 licences of
Star Office 7, but they remain unused as Red Hat Linux 7.2 does not
support Star Office.' To add another nail to the coffin, the
desktop does not even support new generation printers with USB
ports, added Desai..."