Canonical, which makes Ubuntu, will convert 10,000 PCs to use Ubuntu Linux across the entire company.
LVM has been using Ubuntu for some time, but converting the outfit’s install base to use the software is a coup. It appears that the company had been using Windows XP.
It is not a an easy environment for any desktop to work in either. The company uses a large pool of self-employed and mobile sales representatives that sell insurance and the LAS system is ‘always-on’.
Canonical’s VP of business development, Steve George said that many companies were waking up to the realisation that there is an alternative to an endless cycle of licence fees that can amount to millions of dollars.