Lasseters dumps Microsoft
By Linda
As reported by the Australian: “Listed online casino Lasseters is the latest company dumping its Microsoft systems and replacing them with Linux.

“The move is part of a broader technology overhaul that has seen the company install fresh storage gear from market leader EMC and look towards the second phase of its disaster recovery plan.

“Lasseters chief information officer Mark Robertson said that the move to Linux had been driven by the high cost of Microsoft's latest licensing scheme.

“Linux is an open source computer platform growing in popularity through its adoption by leading computer hardware makers IBM, HP and Sun Microsystems.

“This means the code is available free to everyone, unlike Microsoft's code, which it keeps closely guarded, enabling it to charge high prices for its operating systems.

“Mr Robertson has echoed countless other businesses in Australia – and around the world – in his frustration with Microsoft's latest grab for the corporate wallet.

“...Lasseters has not been shy about overhauling its technology. The company has also swapped out its Sun Microsystems data storage systems for those from storage market leader EMC...”

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