Will AT&T ditch Windows?

by brian d foy

Related link: http://news.com.com/AT%26%2338%3BT+looks+into+closing+Windows/2100-1016_3-539774…



Mac and Linux people may be happy that AT&T is at least considering their operating system for enterprise-wide desktop use. I'd more interested in them dumping Windows.

All the corporate world needs is a little courage, which might come in the form of a big company taking the lead. Let's hope they make the right decision for the right reason (whatever that is).

3 Comments

menglis3
2004-10-06 00:09:34
AT&T "blackmailing" MS ?
MS hate loosing mindshare almost as much as they hate loosing cash... Perhaps the guys at AT&T want cheaper pricing ?
See here for a recent example where this has worked (in the accountant's eyes, not necessarily those of the user !!)
menglis3
2004-10-06 00:13:00
AT&T "blackmailing" MS ?
should be:


See here for a recent example where this has worked (in the accountant's eyes, not necessarily those of the user !!)

mbrewer
2004-10-06 10:40:00
AT&T "blackmailing" MS ?
That's not really blackmailing. AT&T is just looking for a better TCO. Microsoft can choose to affect Windows' TCO (in a number of ways) for AT&T if they are interested in keeping the business.