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Computerworld: The Business Case for Linux

Mar 01, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carol Sliwa)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"When Cendant Corp.'s Travel Distribution Services (TDS) division considered shifting its airline-fare system to Linux on Intel-based servers, the IT department couldn't simply flip the switch. The system handles 700 transactions per second in the course of processing millions of fares from more than 500 airlines around the world. So the IT team set aside a few months to do a careful analysis of the business case.

"Now that Linux is more commonly viewed as a mainstream option for mission-critical functions, IT managers are increasingly evaluating the open-source operating system with the same due diligence with which they compare commercial offerings, according to industry analysts..."

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