April 9, 2004

Betting Big On Linux

With its package of bread-and-butter accounting software, AccPac is not the kind of ISV one normally describes as cutting-edge. Yet there it was,
several years ago now, jumping headlong aboard the Linux bandwagon. At the time, it was highly unfashionable for midmarket ISVs to
unhitch from Microsoft's Windows juggernaut, let alone embrace open source. Still, AccPac began crafting a serious Linux strategy. And while it didn't
completely sever ties with Microsoft--that would have been suicide from a market-reach perspective--the company ported its C-based applications to

Link: story.news.yahoo.com


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