MetroWest (Massachusetts): Linux gives Windows run for the money

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Linux — a free computer operating system — has begun to
earn substantial credibility from companies looking for reliable
software to run their businesses.

“In the past year, acceptance for the Linux software platform
has become more mainstream as Burlington Coat Factory, Cisco
Systems, Home Depot and The Days Inn chose the Linux software
platform to run critical parts of their business….”

“ar manufacturing giant General Motors Corp. has also decided to
run a pilot program to test the success of putting its 7,000
dealers on a Linux-based computer system, according to Scott Shaw,
co-founder of Framingham-based Antarctica IT, a Linux consulting

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