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Contacts regarding impacts of Linux (fwd)

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This fellow is looking for anecdotes about post-sales support experience 
after deploying Linux solutions within a company. If anyone has any 
stories they'd like to share with him, his email address is 

    smaddern at (Scott Maddern)

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From: "Scott Maddern" <smaddern at>
To: <jabr at>
Subject: Contacts regarding impacts of Linux
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 14:34:12 -0500

Hi John,
Could you help me find someone who can share their experience about the
impact of implementing Linux in multiple technical organizations with a
company? These organizations would include Applications Engineering, 
Engineering, Customer Support (1st & 2nd level help desks) and Central
Engineering.   The requested help isn't about about programming and porting
but more about post-sales support and the impacts (training and learning
curve, volume of call relative to other OSs, manpower changes) within the
technical organizations.

I'm helping a friend who works at a company who'd rather not disclose their
name.  The company is launching their first products shortly and will
provide broad support next year.  The company produces highly scalable
multiprocessor embedded systems.  Some, or accessibly all, of the 
in a system will run Linux.  I don't know the volume of shipments but I'd
estimate they could run into the hundred of processors by the middle of 

Scott Maddern << smaddern at >>
Office: 978-468-1539
Mobile: 978-337-4412

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