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Dec 02, 2002, 13:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"Telstra chief information officer Jeff Smith has revealed plans to shift the telco's back-office systems to the Linux operating system 'wherever possible', to take advantage of the platform's commodity pricing.

"And where Linux cannot scale to cope with the company's gargantuan applications--such as its billing systems--Telstra plans to shift to a Unix base, Smith said. Or more specifically, the shift will be to the Sun Solaris flavour of Unix.

"Telstra has already standardised all enterprise application development work on the Linux platform, Smith said. And it has already implemented Linux extensively across its IT infrastructure, particularly in Web servers, and increasingly application server functions..."

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