"Coles Myer has followed Telstra's lead and begun flirting with
open-source software, such as Linux, as the retailer rationalises
its IT operations.
"In what could be another blow to Microsoft's hegemony of the
desktop, Coles has a number of Linux pilot projects on the
"Commenting on recent moves by Telstra chief information officer
Jeff Smith to pilot Linux on desktops, Coles Myer CIO Peter Mahler
said: 'We are having a good discussion on it. His people are
talking to my people...'"