Ubuntu strikes a big deal in Germany...

Ubuntu struck a deal with one of Germany's largest insurance companies to install 10,000 Ubuntu Based PC's.  The feat was made possible partially because of the companies use of Java Software to manage claims information.  The company had also standardized on Linux friendly software like Lotus Notes, Adobe Reader and OpenOffice.  This is a great win for Ubuntu and Linux on the desktop.  Hopefully they will write some white papers about what they did and how they overcame the problems they encountered along the way.

So my quesiton for everyone.  What percentage of your company could switch over the Linux on their desktop?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.