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Aug 11, 2000, 07:45 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Felipe Barousse)


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

[ Thanks to Kelly McNeill for this link. ]

"It has become more and more common to get requests from our customers to install "...that which works so well on our 'servidores'..." as they refer to Linux servers providing a wide range of services. We are located in Mexico City, in case you wondered about the 'servidores' part. What they mean is a request for us to install Linux in all their new computers -and often, also on the not so new-."

"We have gladly accepted many of these requests as it represents more business opportunity for us, opportunity to install and spread Linux as well as prove its excellent cost/benefit ratio...."

"If Linux is to win the desktop, even though it has come a long way, the end users do not want to depend on IT department to do their usual chores. If we are to change the windows, we must build good doors on Linux."

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