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The Globe and Mail: Calgary's System Switch Reaps Benefits

Apr 08, 2004, 16:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Ticoll)

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"For a case study on why Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems sued one another for peace last week, look no further than the City of Calgary.

"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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