Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [Mark Kent] on Tuesday 07 February 2006 07:13 \__
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>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>>> __/ [Au79] on Sunday 05 February 2006 06:20 \__
>>>> InformationWeek - Manhasset,NY,USA
>>>> Reports are circulating about Google's readying a desktop competitor to
>>>> Microsoft, but a Google spokeswoman says the Linux use is for "internal"
>>>> use only.
>>> This might explain why Google are posting vacancies in the Debian mailing
>>> lists. I guess they opt for Free as in Beer Linux. Like Nokia, they might
>>> have a legal motive in mind.
>> If you were a company whose biggest single competitor be Microsoft,
>> would you want to be using their products internally? I'd be very
>> nervous about that, myself.
> The point made was different. They use *Ubuntu*, which is a derivative of
> Debian. I was referring to the choice of the distribution, not the O/S,
> which has been a cat-of-the-bag for quite some time.
> "While showing a slide show of Google's hardware evolution, which began
> humbly with an odds-and-ends collection of "spare computers that were lying
> around Stanford" (hobbled together, literally, with pieces of Lego and duct
> tape) and ended with a present-day photo of Google's current server room
> (darkened to the point of being indistinguishable, for competitive reasons),
> DiBona said Google has used Linux all the way."
Okay, but the information week article above was about desktop computing
in Google, wasn't it? I was referring to their own desktop requirements
with that in mind.
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
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