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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..."

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