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The Globe and Mail: Linux Gains Ground on Aging Unix

Aug 29, 2003, 02:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Grant Buckler)


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"Geo. H. Young and Co. Ltd. began experimenting with the Linux operating system six years ago, and the Winnipeg-based customs brokerage firm has been expanding its use of Linux ever since.

"According to popular wisdom in the software market these days, it's a move that might seem to pose yet another threat to the dominance of Microsoft's Windows operating system. But in GHY's case, as with many companies with demanding computer workloads, the transition is also part of a quieter trend: a retreat from Unix.

"'Linux has taken care of any need to delve into Unix any further,' says Nigel Fortlage, GHY's vice-president of information technology..."

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