eMediaWire: Windows or Linux? What Recruiters, HR Managers Need to Know
Apr 05, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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...'"