NewsForge: Turner Consulting Group offers more affordable custom software using Open-Source apps

“TCG is a multi-platform shop, ready to work with
whatever OSes, languages and tools a customer prefers, including
Microsoft NT 4 and Windows 2000 as well as Sun Solaris, and Linux.
Internally, however, TCG is primarily a *nix/Open Source

‘Before Linux, we were using Solaris,’ recalls Turner, ‘but
we’ve been mostly using Linux since 1994. Similarly, Perl was our
first language, although these days we’re working mostly in Java,
and sometimes in ColdFusion or ASP.

‘We save money internally by using Open-Source tools for
development and for internal operations like the CVS and RCS
control and version systems, and BugZilla for bug tracking,’ says


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