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Jul 11, 2003, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"'Everyone shares, and everyone gains,' says James Byrne, IT manager at moving and relocation firm the AES Group. Byrne oversaw the installation of a Linux-based system that serves 400 users in 15 countries, dealing with 30-40 different languages.

"Though the offer of something for nothing may indeed be enticing, installing Linux should in no way be considered a walk in the park, according to Byrne.

"'It's not for the faint of heart. You must be willing to fly by the seat of your pants,' he quips.

"Even so, he believes the pros certainly outweigh the cons, adding that the transition at his firm got started when the company wanted to free up funds to grow the business..."

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