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Computerworld.NZ: Kachingo Winner was Linux

Apr 11, 2003, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Watson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The Kachingo customer rewards system may have been a failure in New Zealand, but the system it ran on, Linux RedHat [sic] 6.2, has been hailed as a roaring success.

"Global Online Systems, which ran the IT side of Kachingo, says it went with Linux for a number of commercial reasons, which the open source operating system lived up to.

"'We chose Linux because of our ability to customise it, its reliability and the low cost of deployment,' says Noel Duckworth, technology manager for Global Online, 'and we were able to achieve everything we wanted with it...'"

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