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How exactly is Linux Today languishing? I find it informative and useful, and the Blazer version makes LT by far my Treo's #1 destination...
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Posted Jun 22, 2006 23:49 UTC (Thu) by barbara (guest, #3014)
LWN on LXer
Posted Jun 24, 2006 1:52 UTC (Sat) by grouch (guest, #27289)
Linux Today sucks
Posted Jun 24, 2006 8:52 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
But it can be amusing too. One of the promoted cases is the clothes designer Tommy Hilfiger. Microsoft's Evidence Manager says:
After a year of attempting to develop an online retail presence using Linux, Tommy Hilfiger had made little progress. [...] Tommy Hilfiger met both goals by standardizing on Microsoft® software [...] Tommy Hilfiger gains a unified information infrastructure that extends from the companys online presence to its global retail and wholesale operations and upon which new applications that improve business capabilities can rapidly be deployed.
No doubt they have other sites. In fact, when we access their site from Spain we are greeted by an OpenCMS system served from global.tommy.com, which is a recent Apache-on-Linux site. But if we go to the USA site, we get the same. So much for the "online presence".
What about the "global retail" part? Well, both the German and Austrian online stores are run from Apache on Linux. So maybe the "online retail presence" they wanted to build was yet another US-exclusive. There we can read:
tommy.com usa e-commerce re-opening fall '06
If this is not a Windows success story and it does not convince Linux people to switch, I don't know what will!
Posted Jun 26, 2006 15:10 UTC (Mon) by tjc (subscriber, #137)
How exactly is Linux Today languishing?
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