[clug] Any Public Service organisations using Linix desktop and Open Office?

Stephen Boyd bunyipr at gmail.com
Fri Jul 4 08:30:56 GMT 2008

I wonder if there would be sufficient evidence here for the ACCC to
prosecute Microsoft under the misleading and deceptive conduct
provisions of the Trade Practices Act.

On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 08:38 +1000, Paul Wayper wrote:
> BTW, I've just started work at TransACT - you know, the TransACT that
> Microsoft feature on their "Get The Facts" page in Australia as proof
> that a
> 1,300 people company has "waved goodbye to Linux".  This is, to put it
> plainly, total lies.  The *facts* are that they replaced an ageing Red
> Hat
> server running Oracle with Microsoft Windows SQL server as their back
> end for
> their billing system.  All the service delivery, set top boxes, and
> network
> infrastructure runs Linux - specifically Debian.
> I walked in on Monday and installed Fedora 9 on my work machine (I
> have to say
> that F-9's new partition resizing process is great).  Most of the rest
> of the
> team use Mac Minis, since they still run Unix at the back end and you
> can
> still run some of the Microsoft Office suite on them.  But I couldn't
> be
> bothered waiting for one to be ordered, and there was this machine on
> my desk.
> ~ Everyone knows that the 'help' desk only support Windows, so
> everyone in the
> group is in the same boat - so it's all fine.  And this is in one of
> Microsoft's "featured companies" for rejecting Linux?  Good luck with
> those
> facts, Microsoft!

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