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eMediaWire: Windows or Linux? What Recruiters, HR Managers Need to Know

Apr 05, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers


"Companies, single users, even some governments and major corporations are moving from Microsoft Windows-based environments to Linux. And apparently with good reasons: Linux, an open source operating system, can be free, is not as susceptible to viruses, and rarely crashes. Even better, there is a surprisingly large variety and of freely available, high quality business and desktop software which runs on Linux.

"'We're gradually making the change for a variety of reasons. Reliability is a big issue: we have to be accessible to our clients (job candidates and recruiters) 24-7,' says Frank Heasley, PhD, president and CEO of MedZilla.com, a leading Internet recruitment and professional community that serves biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and science. 'Although we continue to use Windows for some applications, that is rapidly diminishing, and we are slowly converting our desktops to Linux...'"

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