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NewsForge: Case Study: Hentzenwerke Publishing Switches to Linux

Jun 07, 2004, 18:15 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Whil Hentzen)

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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 years.

"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 requirements..."

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