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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Highway Patrol Gives Linux a Green Light

Oct 27, 2003, 12:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"As Microsoft's support for Windows NT Server 4.0 grinds to a halt, many enterprises will be tackling challenging server upgrades.

"Information systems directors, like Cliff Gronauer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, have tuned and tweaked NT servers during recent years to keep systems afloat. Gronauer has decided to avoid the 'expense and pain' of upgrading to Windows Server 2003 and opt for Linux when support from Microsoft concludes at the end of 2004, he said Wednesday at the Enterprise Linux Forum conference.

"'Our planning started a year and a half ago and, during the last six months, we've gotten everything of substance implemented. The functionality is there and the performance is there,' Gronauer said. 'Most customers don't even know we've converted, which is a good thing...'"

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