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LinuxPR: Major Law Firm Installation of Linux

May 12, 2000, 02:12 (2 Talkback[s])

"Large Law Firm in Detriot area installs Linux at 5 offices both servers and desktop's, using Red Hat Linux, Corel WordPerfect, LTSP and Linux ThinStations."

"The law firm of Cummings, McClorey, Davis and Acho (CMDA) in Livonia MI and the computer services firm of Unique Systems, Inc., of Holland OH (http://www.uniqsys.com) announce a major installation of WordPerfect and Linux as the backbone of the law practice."

"The five CMDA offices in Michigan now operate entirely on five Linux servers and one SCO UNIX server. All of the Linux and SCO servers are Terian servers from Jones Business Systems in Houston TX (http://www.jbsi.com). Each Linux server is running Red Hat Linux (http://www.redhat.com). This state-of-the-art installation takes advantage of many capabilities of Linux that are either cost prohibitive or not possible on other platforms."

"CMDA had been a long time user of WordPerfect for most of its office applications, but also had many incompatible Microsoft and Lotus products. To update their systems for Y2K and to standardize on one set of office tools, they considered many options including Microsoft Office, WordPerfect Office for Windows and WordPerfect for Linux. Without a full time PC or UNIX expert on staff, they wanted to standardize on thin client technology, to enable easier and less costly support for their MIS operation over time. Other objectives included full time Internet access, and replacement of existing leased lines connecting their offices."

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