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CRN: Convergence Rules CT [Computer Telephony] Expo

Mar 10, 2000, 05:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Patrizio)

"Although most of the products are Windows NT-based, the upstart Linux is making some progress [in computer telephony]."

"The usual appeal of Linux, being open and free, continues. 'Since Linux is open, a lot of people feel like there aren't as many gotchas as there are with NT,' says Lum. 'When they hear about secret NSA keys [in Windows] they get a little paranoid.' "

" 'Linux makes it possible to do with a low-end system what could only be done with a high-end system,' says Ikhlaq Sidhu, vice president of Internet communications with 3Com. 'It brings PCs up into a market where they could not play before.' "

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