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PC Week: [Canadian National] Railroad boards the Linux train

May 10, 1999, 23:16 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Moad)

"Stability of OS keeps Canadian National's servers from jumping the track."

"Although Canadian National uses Linux to run Web, e-mail and DNS (Domain Name System) applications on 100 Intel Corp. servers distributed around Canada, Lafontaine is able to support them all from the comfort of his Montreal office."

"I've never even seen a lot of the machines," Lafontaine said. "They're just running in a remote office under someone's desk. If something goes wrong, they self-correct or page us, and we can fix them remotely."

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