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NewsForge: Migrating Windows to Linux--And Back--And Forth

Aug 30, 2004, 11:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"In October 2003, Randy Lastinger, director of network operations for National Background Data, made himself so valuable to the company that it had to quit using Linux. That's right. His bosses hired Lastinger, a seasoned open source veteran, to rescue them from the typical security woes associated with Microsoft products. They wanted out of the closed source environment. Lastinger fixed them up--but then the company realized that if Lastinger went away there was no one there who could do anything with the Linux configuration..."

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