Found: The World’s Hottest Ubuntu Linux Deployment
The VAR Guy is blushing. Earlier this evening he was researching companies that run Ubuntu Linux on servers and desktops. Soon, he stumbled across an intriguing Ubuntu case study involving a company called T & A Lingerie. That’s when the fun started…
This is a family web site, so The VAR guy will keep this clean. According to the Works With U 1000 (an online survey of businesses running Ubuntu), T&A Lingerie of Moreno Valley, Calif., has one Ubuntu server, five Ubuntu desktops and two Ubuntu laptops/mobile devices. In fact, the Ubuntu systems manage CRM (customer relationship management), ERP (enterprise resource planning) and file serving for the company.
But was this survey response for real? Or was it a lame attempt by some red-light district Web site to spam The VAR Guy and grab some eyeballs?
The VAR Guy did some fact-checking. First, he investigated the T & A Lingerie site. (Hey, it’s a work assignment…). Then, he checked in with T & A Lingerie Operations Manager Gary Martin. “Are you really running Ubuntu?” The VAR Guy asked in an email to Martin.
A few minutes later, Martin’s reply hit The VAR Guy’s inbox: “Thank you for your inquiry,” Martin wrote. “Yes we are running Ubuntu 8.04 and we love it. We have been free of Microsoft Windows XP Professional for two years now.”
Freedom has never looked so good, The VAR Guy thought to himself.