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The Neurocrat: Lockheed Martin To Ditch 10K Solaris Workstations for Linux

Jul 30, 2004, 13:56 (13 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Curtis Lee Fulton for this link. ]

Aeronautics giant Lockheed Martin plans a 10,000 seat migration away from Solaris over to Linux and Intel, a confidential source told us yesterday. There's no word yet on how much the new Linux deal could be worth or who the lucky vendor might be, although our source did throw out the name Dell once.

Our source - a Lockheed employee who is close to the transition - said the migration represents only a fraction of what the future could hold. Apparently those 10K workstations belong to one of six Lockheed divisions, and the company may be poised to switch over to the remain five.

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