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Computerworld.NZ: Manufacturers Get Into Linux

Jul 25, 2002, 03:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Malcolm)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Manufacturing ERP and supply chain software vendor QAD says sales of its product on Linux are catching up to those on Windows.

"QAD has been certifying MFG/PRO to run on Linux for two years. QAD Australia and New Zealand managing director Gordon Fleming says a tiny percentage of sites currently run MFG/Pro on Linux but he is bullish on the number of new sites opting for the open source operating system.

"He estimates that of the 2400 MFG/PRO customers worldwide only about 50 would be using Linux.

"'But if I look at rate of sale by operating system Linux would right up there.'

"He believes Linux is grabbing share from Windows NT and Windows 2000..."

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