The Neurocrat: Lockheed Martin To Ditch 10K Solaris Workstations for Linux
Jul 30, 2004, 13:56 (13 Talkback[s])
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Aeronautics giant Lockheed Martin plans a 10,000 seat migration
away from Solaris over to Linux and Intel, a confidential source
told us yesterday. There's no word yet on how much the new Linux
deal could be worth or who the lucky vendor might be, although our
source did throw out the name Dell once.
Our source - a Lockheed employee who is close to the transition
- said the migration represents only a fraction of what the future
could hold. Apparently those 10K workstations belong to one of six
Lockheed divisions, and the company may be poised to switch over to
the remain five.