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New Zealand Herald: Linux System Rises to the Challenge

May 13, 2003, 00:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Wood)

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"A 'six-figure' IT upgrade at Farmlands shows the Linux operating system is as much of a threat to Unix as it is to Microsoft Windows.

"The rural retail co-operative, owned by 15,000 farmers, has selected Linux over incumbent SCO Unix to eliminate server software licensing costs at its 27 branches.

"Farmlands has bought a total of 28 Compaq/HP servers, which will run Red Hat Linux, and serve Microsoft Windows-based PCs through a 'thin client' system.

"Commercial manager Craig Waterhouse said Farmlands could not stomach the cost of licensing an updated Unix for each site..."

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