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Computerworld.NZ: Air NZ's Care Bares Linux Soul

Sep 03, 2002, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Malcolm)

"Air New Zealand acting CIO Andrew Care is surprised at how much interest the airline's decision to run Linux on a mainframe has sparked... Since the news broke he has been busy fielding calls form other Kiwi corporates wanting to know more.

"He admits it's a risk but says his visit to the LinuxWorld conference in the US last month left him feeling a lot more comfortable.

"'It was actually IBM customers that convinced me. A lot of people have been doing stuff with Linux and IBM for two or three years. I ran across a company that has seven or eight [IBM] zSeries servers running web servers dotted around Europe. I found a whole bunch of people doing similar things, and not only through IBM introductions—just through chatting with people on the floor...'

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