InfoWorld: Linux brings Jay Jacobs to cutting edge

“… 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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