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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux and French fries -- A Real Happy Meal

Oct 13, 2003, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"French fries and Linux. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but it is a tasty combination for agribusiness J.R. Simplot Co.

"The Boise, Idaho-based company supplies, among other things, French fries to most of the McDonald's fast-food restaurants in the Midwest. Its Web and development server farm, meanwhile, is a place where Linux grows wild with a little help from VMware Inc.'s virtualization software.

"Simplot technology analyst Tony Adams said his company currently runs eight Linux VMware GSX servers (running Red Hat Linux 7.3) with 26 virtual instances of Linux and 37 of Windows. Adams plans to deploy three more Linux GSX servers within three months that will host up to 30 more virtual Linux and Windows guests..."

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