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NewsForge: Linux Cures Ailing Pharmacy Network

“Family-owned Medicine Chest Pharmacy in Hayward, Calif., was
running Windows NT–until Microsoft pulled support for that
operating system. Faced with a choice between a massive expenditure
to upgrade to Windows 2000 and the sometimes challenging freedom of
going with open source, pharmacist James Cohen decided to think
outside the box.

“The Medicine Chest has been in operation since 1985. It’s an
independent drugstore that focuses on customer service and the
personal touch. The old-fashioned soda fountain up front adds an
element of nostalgia designed to create a family atmosphere…”

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