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Accounting Technology: Open for Business

Mar 07, 2003, 23:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard McCausland)

[ Thanks to Markfj for this link. ]

"Linux, an essentially free operating system developed in 1991 that has steadily accumulated applications support from a worldwide development community linked via the Net, is out to make waves. Up against the likes of Apple's Mac OS and Unix and especially Windows, Linux is targeting both the server environment--where it's had its biggest successes to date--and the desktop. Mid-market accounting software developers aren't just monitoring these trends; they're responding as well. For instance:

  • "Accpac International, long in the Linux vanguard with its Advantage Series on Linux, last month began offering IBM's DB2 Universal Database, which supports both Linux and Windows, as a standard component within the Advantage line. The offering includes three user licenses for DB2. Plans call for extending the agreement to the open-source code Pro Series.
  • "Accpac also has certified its Advantage and Pro Series for deployment on Sun Microsystems' Linux-based line, including the new LX50 entry-level server that starts at $2,795..."

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