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For Immediate Release
Date: September 13, 1999
Contact: Craig Chapman
Phone: 610 734 1900
Spanco Inc. Migrates to Linux
Philadelphia PA --
LinuxForce Inc. has completed the design, construction and
installation of a high-end file server as the first step in the migration
of Spanco to Linux-powered computing systems to support their world-wide
operations. Spanco Inc. is an international leader in the manufacture of
industrial cranes with offices in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Their headquarters and plant are in Morgantown PA.
The turnkey LinuxForce installation was accomplished with a
LinuxForce Keystone RAID file server. The LinuxForce
Development Division programmed it to accomplish various complex tasks
for Spanco. The Linux-powered server has been designed to support Solid
Works, a new CAD/CAM system, for their NT engineering workstations.
The Debian version of Linux was used to take advantage of it's recognized
strength in remote service issues. Security issues and the strength of
Linux in this area were also factors in the decision making process.
Christopher Fearnley Senior VP Technology for LinuxForce
commented that "the rapid acceptance of Linux by major industry is easy to
understand: Linux is a rock solid performer and emerging companies such as
LinuxForce are providing dependable installations and support."
LinuxForce Inc. is an integrated company of computer
professionals with a Linux base for development activities.
The LinuxForce Hardware Division builds a line of
high-end Linux-driven Web Servers, File Servers and E-mail servers.
The LinuxForce Development Division writes custom software
necessary to fulfill complex computing requirements.
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