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by Franki

EDS has come out with a scathing review of Linux and it’s potential in enterprise business as part of the “EDS Agility Alliance” saying that it lacked the security, scalability and stability of other offerings and wasn’t really any cheaper to boot. Cracks start to appear however when you look back a little further to some of their other press releases where they tout running Linux and Open Source software themselves “to ensure stability and security while keeping costs low.” Apparently their new alliance with Microsoft and Sun has changed their minds about Open Source’s validity in the market place. Since both Microsoft and Sun are competitors of Linux, it makes sense that you probably wouldn’t get their support if you had a pro Linux stance. Read the EDS anti Linux report and ZDnet’s observations of EDS’s contradictory statements for more detail. It should be noted that EDS was apparently behind the massive outage of most of 80,000 UK government “Department for Work and Pensions” PC’s after a failed patching process late last year.

INSERT: EDS is now in a bit of a scrap with the UK government for failing to get their new systems working correctly on time or on budget and the government has apparently withheld some payments till EDS gets it’s act together. Apparently, the system has some issues that have brought staff to tears as well.








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