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Microsoft is using Linux

Discussion in 'Tech, Gadgets & Science Forum' started by Mtazamaji, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Mtazamaji

    Mtazamaji JF-Expert Member

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    Earlier in 2005 Microsoft and Aruba Networks jointly announced the two companies will work to replace Microsoft’s existing Cisco wireless network with Aruba’s centrally-managed infrastructure, which eliminates the need for individual changes on the access points.

    Aruba Networks was selected to provide the networking equipment for what is considered to be one of the world’s largest next-generation wireless LANs, serving more than 25,000 simultaneous users a day in some 60 countries. According to an Aruba press statement, Microsoft’s new WLAN will be deployed in 277 buildings covering more than 17 million square feet using Aruba mobility controllers, mobility software and some 5000 wireless access points.

    What the Microsoft press statement didn’t mention is that Aruba mobility controllers run the Linux operating system which Microsoft has aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows as part of its “Get the Facts” marketing campaign.

    Mark Robards, Aruba Network’s Asia-Pacific vice president, said the company’s mobility controller switches provide integrated security, including a firewall, VPN, and hardware encryption, and they are “all Linux-based”.

    I think this means that Microsoft finally gave Linux a stamp of approval.

    The only question is – when will they admit their use of Linux and other open source software

    source: http://mediakey.dk/~cc/microsoft-is-using-linux/