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InfoWorld: Linux brings Jay Jacobs to cutting edge

Dec 12, 1998, 00:11 (0 Talkback[s])

"... the company is on the verge of implementing one of the most cutting-edge and cost-effective systems around: Linux as the operating system in the stores, running Apropos retail software with an Informix back-end database."

"Apropos suggested the Linux operating system to Jay Jacobs as a money-saving alternative."

"To go with Linux rather than licensing Windows NT, Jay Jacobs would have saved about $1,000 per store."

"McNall believes that this is the first implementation of Linux in a retail setting. In the end, Jay Jacobs will implement Linux with Apropos and Informix in about 130 stores."

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