BusinessWeek: Not So Fast, Linux
Oct 29, 2004, 17:30 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Reinhardt)
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" Anticipation built for weeks beforehand. The city government
of Paris, with 17,000 desktop PCs and hundreds of servers, was
mulling a technology shift that would have been unthinkable just a
few years ago: retiring Microsoft Corp. Windows software from every
one of its machines and converting them to the Linux operating
system. So when the results of a feasibility study were finally
announced on Oct. 13, the recommendation to stick with Windows
provoked shock and dismay among Linux fans. 'I'm totally bummed,'
wrote one French blogger..."