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Aug 02, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"User experience, application availability, ease of maintenance, and stability are often chief concerns when deciding whether to deploy Linux on the desktop. For the Allied Irish Bank, however, the decision to move the 8,000 clients in the company's U.K. retail banking network from Windows to Linux had more to do with the server than anything else.

"That's because AIB's decision to upgrade its aging Windows 3.1 workstations with new systems running Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System ultimately sprang from a decision to centralize all of the bank's data through Web-based applications running on a J2EE framework...'"

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