ComputerWorld: GM Eyes Linux for 7,500 Dealer SystemsSep 07, 1999, 19:12 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)
"Forget about whether the Fortune 1,000 is interested in Linux. Try the Fortune One. General Motors Corp., the largest corporation in the U.S., is reviewing Linux to run the order management applications at GM's approximately 7,500 North American dealerships."
"...David E. Hutka, operations manager of GM Access, the dealership network, told Computerworld senior writer David Orenstein that the automaker is considering a move from Windows to Linux only because of how much the Microsoft Corp. operating system taxes server hardware."
"Q: Why Linux?