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LinuxPR: Linux powers tvminder.com, a new TV reminder service

Jul 27, 2000, 18:23 (0 Talkback[s])

"TVminder, a free service aimed at the movie-viewing public that sends its subscribers email reminders when actors or movies they want to see appear on television, was built entirely with open-source tools."

"Said Alan Blount, CEO of MovieBone LLC, TVminder's parent organization, "Free and open-source tools provided everything we need to build a production-quality, database-driven web site. Linux is a robust and stable operating system, with Apache serving web pages and Java servlets creating the dynamic content. Subscriber data is stored using the MySQL database, and scripts written in the Python programming language automate operations."

"It's not necessary to pay Microsoft the tall dollars in order to build a production web site."

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