Linux company still runs Windows????
By bnitz on Apr 12, 2006
I assumed that Sun's "eat thy own dogfood" policy wasn't terribly unusual. So I was suprised to learn that Novell still runs Microsoft Windows on many of its corporate desktops. In the spirit of fun competition, I wonder if Johnathan or whoever has the numbers and authorization could publish:
How many JDS (SuSE Linux based) desktops do we run?
How many JDS (Solaris/OpenSolaris based) desktops do we run?
How many GNOME desktops (including Sun Ray) do we run?
How many Windows "dual boot" desktops we run?
How many GNOME (Linux and Solaris based) desktops have we delivered to our customers?
I don't have the answers but it would really surprise me if we didn't beat SuSE both in number of SuSE based (JDS1,JDS2) desktops and number of Solaris GNOME (JDS3+) desktops deployed internally. We certainly have a lower percentage of Microsoft Windows and Microsoft office desktops! I wonder if SuSE could let us in on what is taking them so long to migrate away from MS Windows. The obstacles to their migration could be useful for others in the open source desktop community. I'd have to admit that Sun doesn't have as much experience with internal migration from Microsoft Windows because most of us could never justify migrating to MS-Windows in the first place.