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Former Windows Shop Recalls Path to Oracle Unbreakable Linux

Mar 24, 2008, 12:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Megan Santosus)

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"Pat Quinn, the vice president of IT at lighting manufacturer Acuity Brands Inc., is quick to admit the irony. Nine years ago, he opted to go with an enterprise resource planning system from Oracle Corp. primarily because of Windows. 'At that time, Oracle was one of the few vendors that could run on Windows, and we had a real Windows bias,' Quinn said. Today, although Acuity Brands still considers itself a Windows shop--many of the company's applications are developed in .NET and run on Windows--its Oracle enterprise systems run on Linux.

"So why did a self-described Windows zealot migrate the enterprise applications of a $2 billion manufacturing company to Linux...?"

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