Linux servers, Windows XP desktops: a happy marriage?
Sep 27, 2010, 23:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julie Bort)
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"The IT folks love Linux. The users know, and therefore love,
Windows. Sound like a war? For Wade Stankich, it's more like a
"He and his team have built an infrastructure that gives
everyone their favorite operating system. At his company, he's
running Ubuntu 9.1x on nearly all of the company's 20-odd servers
and Windows XP on the desktops of roughly 80 clients (although the
IT folks use Linux desktops, too). Everybody's happy, especially
the company's CFO. And his comfort level with open source -- free
and commercially supported -- is so high, that a few years ago he
even yanked out a Call Manager blade server and replaced it with
open source Asterisk"