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AT&T tests Linux to replace Windows on 70,000 PCs

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AT&T tests Linux to replace Windows on 70,000 PCs

AT&T is testing Linux software as a replacement for Microsoft’s Windows operating system, which runs the 70,000 personal computers used by its employees.

A decision by AT&T to abandon Windows would be Microsoft’s biggest loss to the 13-year-old Linux system. A surge in viruses and efforts to cut costs have driven customers to look for alternatives to Windows, which dominates the $10 billion market for PC operating systems.

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