July 23, 2001

Linux takes on big jobs

Author: JT Smith

Microsoft can huff and puff about Open Source all it wants, but that hasn't stopped a few large companies from adopting Linux for mission-critical business systems. While Craig Mundie was calling Linux and other Open Source code "a security risk," Korean Airlines was preparing to move its flight crew scheduling and revenue accounting systems over to an IBM mainframe running Linux. Over at Newell-Rubbermaid, the household goods manufacturer has been running its Multi Router Traffic Grapher network analysis tool via Linux for the past ten months, saving about $60,000 in the process. And RV maker Winnebago has saved a bundle on software licensing costs by consolidating its various e-mail systems on a IBM mainframe running Linux. Full story at ZDNet Interactive Week.


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