NewsForge: Case Study: Hentzenwerke Publishing Switches to Linux
Jun 07, 2004, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"I've been named a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional seven
times. I received the Microsoft Visual FoxPro Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2001. I've been publishing Visual FoxPro books since 1998.
So it may come rather as a surprise to hear that I've been
converting my entire company to Linux over the last couple of
"My path to this decision didn't follow the usual 'choice,
freedom, security' spiel that you hear from most people. To be
sure, those reasons initially prompted me to look for alternatives.
The big virus outbreaks of 2001--Code Red, Nimda, and
Klez--escalated the frustration that began with the usual
complaints of blue screens, rising prices, and licensing