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NY Times: Disney Shifting to Linux for Film Animation

Jun 18, 2002, 19:00 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

"The Walt Disney Company, the doyen of animation studios, is joining Hollywood's embrace of a technological upstart--the GNU Linux operating system.

"Disney's animation division is announcing today that it plans to use Hewlett-Packard workstations and data-serving computers running Linux for digital animation work in the future.

"The Disney move is the latest commitment by major studios and special-effects houses--including DreamWorks SKG, Pixar Animation Studios, Industrial Light and Magic and Digital Domain--to Linux, which is a variant of the Unix operating system that is distributed free and under terms that allow programmers to fine-tune the software..."

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