Linked by David Adams on Fri 27th Jun 2008 04:46 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Erik Huggers, a Microsoft guy at the BBC, takes a look at Fedora 9 as his first Linux desktop and finds it surprisingly good. "I am glad that I got a chance to test drive Fedora and as a result have come to believe in the potential of Linux as a mainstream operating system. As Ashley said in this post last year, the BBC does a lot of work with open standards already - but in the future we plan to do more. We want to make iPlayer work on all operating systems including open source ones like Fedora and I am confident we'll make good progress on this before the end of the year."
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Comment by moleskine
by moleskine on Fri 27th Jun 2008 12:33 UTC
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NAME: Erik Huggers
JOB: Group Controller, Future Media & Technology

Over the last two decades, I have used every flavour of Windows and Mac OS, but 'til now had never used a Linux desktop.

To my surprise, I found the experience pretty good.

Oh well, this is the BBC after all. The real question the article poses is how come folks in senior positions in the BBC's "Future Media & Technology" group - of all places - have "never used a Linux desktop". The last person from the BBC to pronounce on Linux, Ashley Highfield, made a complete ass of himself. Perhaps we now know why. I'm rather hoping that Mark Shuttleworth or some other ambassador might go in and give them a presentation. From the sound of this article, they really really need it.

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by raver31 on Fri 27th Jun 2008 18:04 in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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The BBC's Technology page has a very Linux based bias. They are always publishing pro-Linux and anti-Microsoft stories.....


Their main IT television programme, Click, never mentions Linux, has never done a feature, and the Click webiste says over and over, that no-one uses Linux, apart from a few servers.

How can one company's outlook on a topic be so diverse ?

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RE: Comment by moleskine
by unclefester on Sat 28th Jun 2008 06:21 in reply to "Comment by moleskine"
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I just reads Ashley Highfield's Linux blog. He is a total clown. Someone that profoundly ignorant shouldn't be in charge of anything let along 1,400 IT staff.

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