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The People Who Support Linux: At Work and at Home

Sep 03, 2010, 00:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)

"Chase Crum is a U.S. Army veteran, a Shriner, an IT infrastructure manager, and a member of The Linux Foundation. This certainly does not capture all that defines Chase, but it begins to illustrate where he derives his ideas about Linux, community and giving back. Chase also represents a growing majority of systems administrators and IT managers who are using Linux both at work and at home.

""I consider myself a Linux FANATIC. I'm one of the mythical people you always hear about when others are dispensing advice about doing what you love and never working a day in your life. I use Linux at work, at home and on my laptop. I love it because I'm never confined to what a manufacturer thinks I need or should have. There are so many distributions and applications to choose from that it is almost impossible to find one that doesn't suit your needs."

"By day, Chase administers networks, servers and desktop computers at a major telecom service provider in Atlanta. He says that Linux is an "integral' part of his operations. "Our servers run primarily on CentOS, while our desktops are centered around Ubuntu. We maintain various firewalls and appliances, each with their own purpose and selected variant of Linux. Our communications servers rely heavily on open source projects like Asterisk and MySQL."

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