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Van Dam Iron Works Vacillates Between Linux and Windows

Oct 24, 2008, 13:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"But in 2001, the self-professed Linux enthusiast swapped the Novell server for the Red Hat Linux server and pieced together a system that also included Windows 98 and NT clients for Windows-only applications.

"While Rousch now tries to run as many programs as he can on Linux, he acknowledges that Van Dam is unlikely to ever leave proprietary software behind entirely due to its use of various mission-critical, Windows-only applications. For instance, "We use AutoCAD and that's a big part of our company. That's Windows-only. There's no way we're going to get Linux clients on those.""

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