"Airline IT systems and transactions business company Amadeus
yesterday announced it will completely migrate its commercial
airline transaction processing systems onto Linux by 2012, saying
proprietary platforms were "very limiting" and criticised the lack
of open standards in the industry.
""We took the decision in the mid-nineties that for the
long-term success of the company we have had to move off that very
limiting, truly, legacy platform," described Amadeus' departing
chief David V. Jones in a media roundtable to discuss the company's
"According to Jones, it will be the first airline IT systems
company to move towards an "open" operating system, citing cost and
flexibility as key drivers of this shift."
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