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Computerworld.NZ: MasterTrade Unplugs Linux

Mar 08, 2003, 00:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Watson)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"A prominent New Zealand Linux site is to ditch the open source operating system over the next 12 to 18 months, but not for reasons of performance.

"MasterTrade, acquired by Australia's Crane Group in December 2001, will be part of Crane's Australasia-wide rollout of JD Edwards' OneWorld on Unix and will ultimately drop the Red Hat Linux it runs on 300 desktops in 45 branches nationwide.

"MasterTrade, a Christchurch-based building supplier, has merged with Cory's Electrical, also owned by Crane. Cory's began running NCD ThinStars off MasterTrade's RedHat Linux server in June..."

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