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ZDNet UK: Open Source and Sun Save Christmas

Dec 31, 2002, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"This Christmas Santa is looking for a new operating system. ZDNet asked five OS companies why Santa should use their product.

"Each company received the same pitch in mid-November with the following scenario:

"'Faced with 160 million wish lists from kids in 45 countries using 18 different languages, Santa has decided to join the technological revolution and invest in a system of 1600-odd computers, in an attempt to make his operations more efficient. While his decision is bound to cause waves amongst unionised elves, he would like your company to pitch an operating system from its computational arsenal, and explain why such a system would be best suited to his needs.'

"And this is what we got back..."

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