Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 29th May 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by teigetje
Microsoft It turns out that a lot of people haven't been paying attention. Over the weekend, a story about how Microsoft is earning more from HTC's Android devices than from its own Windows Phone 7 sales spread all across the web, with surprised reactions everywhere. Anyone who has been paying attention to Microsoft's recent patent trolling regarding Android could've seen this coming.
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turrini
Member since:
2006-10-31

Hmm... Here we use CUPS for sharing 627 printers, SAMBA/NFS(plus SSHFS for remote places) for file sharing and OpenLDAP+Kerberos for authentication. We use Cfengine too for managing configurations.

Our company has 3 thousand workstations, 92% runs Linux.

So, M$ not big deal and not really necessary here.

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ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Yeah, I am not denying that it is impossible to do without Windows. Just saying that it is very common. Besides, it makes it easier to become an IT-admin (with all the pros and cons that comes with that, of course).

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imtiaz Member since:
2005-07-06

May we know which company it is and which Linux OS is used on workstations ? Just out of curiosity.
Hope that does not bring out the NDA. ;)

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turrini Member since:
2006-10-31

It's a retailing company called Grupo Mateus, from Brazil. We're using Debian on desktops and servers, customizing it a little bit.

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