SUSE Linux on System z slashes costs, boosts uptime at Baldor Electric

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| Adding to the workload burden, some application servers ran on one of 20
| Windows servers, while others ran on one of nine Unix servers.
|
| [...]
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| The SUSE/IBM conversion was so successful that it captured management's
| attention. "Our CEO does not know or want to know that we are using SUSE
| Linux," Shackelford said. "He is interested in driving business value. We
| have delivered a highly available system that delivers business value at
| reduced cost, and that is what is important to our shareholders."
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http://searchenterpriselinux.techtar...307872,00.html

Again, they can just toss SUSE and get something like Red Hat later. At least
they are off the Windows dependency. Here are some comments about the new LF
interview:

In Praise of Journalistic Scum

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| But there's also a big downside to this approach, as the latest interview
| shows. It's with Ron Hovsepian, the CEO of Novell. Reading the transcript, I
| found myself constantly wondering when Hovsepian was going to say something
| new or, well, interesting. Instead, what we got were a series of marketing
| platitudes.
|
| And then I realised what the problem was. The name “Microsoft” occurs just
| three times in the whole interview, which runs to many thousands of words.
| And none of those instances refers to the Microsoft-Novell deal that has
| proved so divisive in the open source world.
|
| Now, I fully understand why Zemlin moved gingerly around this topic: it's
| deeply problematic for Hovsepian, and he is understandably unwilling to
| explore its deleterious effects on the free software community. Equally,
| Zemlin is naturally unwilling to put important open source figures like
| Hovsepian on the spot since this will make his job much harder in the future.
|
| This is where cynical journalists like me come in. We have no compunction in
| sticking the interrogatory knife in to interviewees and twisting when we find
| the pain point.
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http://www.computerworlduk.com/toolb...14&entryid=664


Related:

FNB switches 12 000 desktops to Linux

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| With 12 000 desktops switching to Linux this is very likely the
| most significant Linux and open source implementation in South
| Africa to date.
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http://www.tectonic.co.za/view.php?id=1562