Telstra IT chief slams claims of ‘Linux turf war’

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The head of Telstra’s technology division opened up with both barrels last week over reports the Australian telco’s CIO, Jeff Smith, has been sidelined because of the failure of open source initiatives.

In 2002–03 Telstra looked at replacing most of its Microsoft desktop systems with Linux and Sun’s StarOffice, but according to The Australian newspaper, the open source initiatives failed to get traction and Telstra has re-signed its desktop services with Microsoft.

Link: ComputerWorld