October 24, 2001

How a dream works

Author: JT Smith

InfoWorld: "As is the situation at many companies, Dreamworks' IT budget
is not an infinite resource. To that end, [Ed] Leonard is making a
name for himself as an example of how Linux can be
cost-efficiently deployed in large-scale environments. "My
background is software, so I've always been fascinated with shareware, emerging software,
and just creating interesting, cool applications," Leonard says. "But I wasn't really involved
in the Linux movement."

But after observing the rise of Linux while simultaneously noting that technologies such as
CPUs and graphics cards continued to slide into commodity status, Leonard realized Linux
could be effectively applied to high-end apps."


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