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Computerworld: Linux Moving Into the Household Moving Business

Apr 11, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Todd R. Weiss)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The software development division of household moving company All-American Moving Group LLC is building a SuSE Linux-based moving and storage application that it will sell later this year to bring open-source choices to the industry.

"Assimilation Technologies, the Norfolk, Va.-based software division of All-American, is creating the application and other Linux-based software for internal use and to market to moving companies in response to changes in the IT marketplace, said Dave Pekol, a general partner at Assimilation.

"All-American, which is the largest moving agent under the Mayflower Transit LLC banner, settled on Linux last year as it sought cheaper alternatives to rising licensing costs for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 2000 server operating system, Pekol said. The company was also worried about security issues with Windows NT and 2000. 'Windows NT servers are constantly being hacked, so we were very concerned about customer data,' Pekol said..."

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