"The University of Nebraska was always a Microsoft shop. U of N
Data and Internet Specialist Amy Stephen remembers when Windows NT
was new, with 27 installation disks. 'We went with that because we
had every network protocol that had ever been created, and every
desktop applications that had ever been invented, right here. MS
was the only ones you could have that diversity with.' But when all
of Microsoft's 'natural predators' began to die off, and Microsoft
no longer made the university's needs a priority, Stephen found
open source solutions a lot more attractive.
"Like most universities, Nebraska operates under a diversified
leadership model, which means there's a tendency toward a
hodgepodge of technologies..."
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