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LinuxWorld Australia: Linux Desktops No 'Silver Bullet': Telstra

Sep 18, 2003, 02:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"It takes 'guts and clear thinking' to deploy Linux on the desktop in a bid to reduce operating costs, Telstra's IT delivery solutions architect Fulvio Inserra told delegates at an open source conference in Sydney last week.

"'Desktops tend to be an emotive topic and everyone has the 'silver bullet' to reduce costs,' Inserra said. 'Although cost reduction is the only real driver in considering an alternative it still requires guts and clear thinking.'

"Inserra said it is no secret Telstra is looking for an alternative; however, many of the company's problems won't go away easily..."

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