"Being small though, a perceived disadvantage, can in fact
be beneficial when making changes to a company's
"First Credit's IS director, Kourosh Ghassemieh, started with a
system based on NT, with licensing costs in excess of $10,000 to
support 2 locations, 40 desktops, application serving, file and
print services and email. However, remote administration became a
"Administration is a huge hassle because I really can't do
anything remotely on NT," he said. "I have to drive between
branches almost daily and that takes me out of commission for an
hour each way, which means I have lots less time for other
"In addition, the hassles of software upgrades and patch
application motivated Mr. Ghassemieh to seek out a better software
solution. For that he turned to TurboLinux."
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