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PC Week: Linux for mission-critical apps? Not so crazy

Jul 07, 1999, 07:48 (13 Talkback[s])
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"There is no great genius, it is said, without a touch of madness. It remains to be seen if Scott Gibson is a genius. Today, though, more than a few of his colleagues would probably say the vice president of hotel IT for Cendant Corp. has lost his marbles."

"That's because Gibson is in the process of deploying one of his company's most mission-critical applications on Linux. At a cost of $75 million, Cendant, the world's largest hotel franchiser, is installing the open-source operating system to run reservation management software at 4,000 locations."

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