"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
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