Microsoft “WAN”ed by Linux!

Dougal Campbell has “rambled” that Microsoft has to depend on Linux to power its company-wide netword despite the FUD campaign against the free OS. The Computerworld story says:

“Microsoft is setting up 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.”

The most interesting aspect is that Aruba mobility controllers run on Linux operating system which Microsoft has aggressively targeted as being inferior to Windows (on the basis of TCO) as part of its “Get the Facts” marketing campaign.

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