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Computerworld.NZ: Cost Pushes Airline to Linux

Aug 20, 2002, 07:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

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"IBM wasn't alone in pitching Linux to Air New Zealand, says acting information chief Andrew Care.

"Care, interviewed at Linuxworld in San Francisco last week, says two of the airline's other IT suppliers, Telecom and Gen-i, were also trying to sell it Linux systems.

"Air New Zealand's decision to replace 150 Microsoft NT servers with Linux on an IBM mainframe was trumpeted by Big Blue at Linuxworld. Care says the change, which will take place over the next year, is part of an effort to reduce the airline's IT costs..."

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