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Datamation: IT Profile: A Linux Lovin' IT Manager

Aug 28, 2006, 20:15 (2 Talkback[s])
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"As the IT manager for Dynamix, a 60-person engineering firm in Columbus, Ohio, Matt Darby oversees a network that combines Windows and Linux. His servers all run Linux, the Slackware distribution, and his desktops all run Windows XP.

"Although he's comfortable with both operating systems, Darby freely admits he prefers one over the other. 'I am a complete Linux fan boy,' he says, with a laugh. 'Totally.'

"The reasons for his Linux preference are twofold. First, 'It's free--I don't have to deal with all the licensing...'"

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