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NewsForge: Sporting Goods Retailer Now Sporting Linux Everywhere

May 06, 2006, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"When Backcountry.com, an outdoor sporting goods retailer, was looking for shopping cart software, it picked an open source application called Interchange. It worked so well that the company began an enterprise-wide migration to open source software that has Linux running everywhere, from the servers to the desktops.

"Right from the beginning, Backcountry.com used Red Hat Enterprise Linux. It brought in one of Red Hat's consultants, Dave Jenkins, to help find shopping cart software that was open enough for the company's needs, but that didn't come with an outrageous price tag..."

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