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Re: [opensuse] World-largest Linux Migration Project
  • From: Oddball <monkey9@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Apr 2008 20:42:12 +0200
  • Message-id: <47F28204.9090406@xxxxxx>
Andrei Verovski (aka MacGuru) schreef:
Hi !

According to the reliable sources, press releases and media coverage the largest Linux migration (several millions of PCs and servers currently running Windows XP/Vista and MS Servers) ever is about to start.

The first news come from national-wide Russian Post service (state-owned company) which signed an agreement with Red Hat and IBM to switch MS-based platform to Red Hat Linux and Open Referent.

For more detailed information, see links below (in Russian):

However, this only the beginning. Industry sources suggest that majority or state-owned companies and institutions are on the track of the same migration path. Most notably this list includes:

Gazprom - world largest gas mining company (329 billions USD capitalization value, 600,000 employees) - contract with Novell, IBM and Oracle will be signed within 3 months
Rosneft - one of the world largest oil mining companies (79 billions USD capitalization value) - contract with Novell, IBM and Oracle will be signed within 3 - 6 months
Transneft - one of the world largest oil pipe companies (over 50,000 km of oil pipes) - exact date unknown, but no later then 4Q of 2008 or 1Q of 2009
Sberbank - largest bank in Russian Federation (over 800 branches) - Red Hat, Oracle and IBM are planning to outline all details within 6 months.(looks like Sberbank will run Oracle databases on IBM System z10 servers and Red Hat Linux)
OAK (Objedinennaja Aviastroitelneja Korpracija - translated from Russian as United Aviation Manufacturing Corporation) - one of the world largest aviation design and manufacturing companies - migration planned within 2 years, further information not available yet. They currently develop so called FCP OS (Future Combat Platform) which is based on embedded Linux with real-time patches and rich clustering capabilities..
Additionally, Linux kernel will run on new-generation MCST-R (formely Elbrus E2k) processors, based on revolutionary VLIW implementation. A very brief into to VLIW you can find here:

Need to say this is only a handful of companies (out of hundreds) which will join Linux user club within very short time.

Finaly the world starts to understand..... ;)


Enjoy your time around,

Oddball (Now or never...)

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