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Amadeus systems to sit on Linux by 2012

Aug 05, 2010, 18:06 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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 growth.

"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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