Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 23rd Jan 2007 20:41 UTC, submitted by WillM
Novell and Ximian Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores is contracting with Microsoft and Novell - Microsoft's preferred Linux partner - to build out the company's Web operations, according to a Wal-Mart executive. On Tuesday, Microsoft and Novell are expected to announce that Wal-Mart is the latest customer to purchase both Microsoft software and support certificates for Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Server.
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by ma_d on Wed 24th Jan 2007 01:02 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
ma_d
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Their in-store setup is a nightmare. I'm told it's a gigantic mix of some old proprietary Unix that requires old intel chips, NT 4, XP, and RHEL.

And they like to do things like setup the machines in out-of-store shacks (next to the store) that don't have air conditioning of any form and often have standing water.

Personally I'm not going to rejoice that one of the most evil corporations in the world will be using more Linux. They should buy SCO Unix ;) .

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