"For a case study on why Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems
sued one another for peace last week, look no further than the City
"Over the past year, this customer moved from proprietary Unix,
running on aging proprietary hardware from Sun and Hewlett-Packard,
to Linux on Intel-based servers.
"In other words, the city switched from Sun's revenue-generating
Unix operating system to free Linux, and to a commodity platform
that normally supports Microsoft Windows. The only vendor that came
out ahead was Hewlett-Packard, whose competitive pricing and track
record bagged the competitive bid for the new servers..."
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