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NewsForge: BMW Dealer Upgrades from Windows to Linux

“Town and Country BMW, located in Markham, Ontario, used to rely
on a variety of Microsoft products for its information technology
infrastructure. Now the auto dealership, with the help of an IT
outsourcing consultant, has slipped a Linux appliance into the mix
that has eliminated difficulties with viruses, incompatibility, and
security.

“Town and Country is one of the largest BMW dealerships in
Canada. With more than 100 devices on its network, it is a
hodge-podge of systems and programs. Each user on the network
requires file, print, backup, email, and Web services. Then there
are remote access requirements and VPN connections to contend
with.

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