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[News] Microsoft-oriented Shop Turns to GNU/Linux

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft-oriented Shop Turns to GNU/Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2007 06:29:33 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Mindbridge switches to Linux, saves "bunches of money"

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| Mindbridge didn't start out as an open source company -- far from it. "We had 
| a predominantly Microsoft-oriented shop," says David Christian, Mindbridge 
| CTO. But the company, which at the time offered an "intranet in a box" 
| application, began hosting the software for its clients. "That required us to 
| get a good handle on Linux, because Linux was the only inexpensive, 
| cost-efficient way of handling that in a scaled environment," Christian 
| says. "And I didn't want to add Microsoft to our customers' overhead." The 
| more Christian worked with Linux, the more he liked it. And, as they say, the 
| rest is history.        



Encodex Technologies, playing significant role in Linux C/C++ Competencies

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| Encodex, a leading provider of enterprise solutions using
| Microsoft Technologies announced today that it has added
| significant resources to support Redhat, Suse, & Fedora Linux
| design and development efforts at Encodex's Pune, India center.


University finds freedom, flexibility in open source business intelligence

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| 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.
| [...]
| Gradually, Stephen's relationship with Microsoft changed, as the company 
| took over more and more of the commercial operating system and business
| application space. "Lotus 1-2-3 went away [SEE BELOW], and WordPerfect 
| isn't what it was," she says.


[Antitrust Memo: Microsoft offered money for companies to destroy Lotus 123]

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| "In signing the Corporate Account version of the Exchange form,
| company agrees to: Deliver/Destroy the appropriate number of Lotus
| 123 System Disks; Confirm they are not participating in Corporate
| Development/Golden Disk programs."


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