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E-Commerce Times: TurboLinux Powers Japanese E-Commerce Giant

Mar 01, 2000, 01:31 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"Open-source based software solutions provider TurboLinux on Tuesday announced that its server product has been deployed, along with a cluster of IBM Netfinity 5000 Servers, to power one of Japan's largest consumer e-commerce Web sites."

"DEODEO, a Japan-based consumer electronics, software and music retailer, has joined a rising number of companies in the Asia-Pacific market that have chosen Linux-based technologies to fuel online business initiatives. Linux, which is a UNIX variant operating system, offers open-source code and, arguably, a lower total cost of ownership."

"According to International Data Corp. (IDC), the Japanese market is taking the Linux OS seriously. The number of Linux-based servers in Japan is expected hit 65,000 by 2003, an extraordinary increase over the 1998 total of 2,200."

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