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For Immediate Release
Date: September 11, 2000
Contact: Craig Chapman
Phone: 303 544 0300
The Franklin Institute Science Museum Selects Linux To Power Their
Primary Web Site.
Philadelphia, PA January 10, 2001
LinuxForce Inc. today announced its completion of the migration
of The Franklin Institute Web site to a Linux-powered operating system.
In addition, LinuxForce has installed the sophisticated
AdminForce Remote monitoring system together with the Debian
GNU/Linux 2.1 operating system and the Apache web server at the
Philadelphia-based The Franklin Institute Science Museum.
Charles B. Fleming President of LinuxForce commented : "The
powerful capabilities of Linux are being more broadly recognized and the
addition of AdminForce Remote as an administration tool is proving
to be the cost saving approach needed in a maturing IS community"
"We have been experiencing a dramatic increase in contracts to support
migrations to Linux from numerous businesses and institutions,"
He added "The Franklin Institute Science Museum is a prestigious
educational institution in science and technology which requires solid
site performance, but it is not alone in making its Linux decision coupled
with the cost-effective AdminForce Remote service.
Fleming said that LinuxForce has migrated 150 web sites to the
Linux operating system in the last 90 days. He said increased numbers
are expected with the added capability of the AdminForce Remote.
Karen Elinich, Director of Educational Technology Programs at The Franklin
Institute, commended LinuxForce for the depth of support it
has provided with its AdminForce Remote service.
In describing AdminForce Remote Elinich said "Awesome. This is above
and beyond my wildest expectation. Very slick and extremely thorough."
About The Franklin Institute Science Museum
The mission of The Franklin Institute Science Museum is to stimulate
interest in science, to promote public understanding of science, and
to strengthen science education. The Institute maintains an exemplary,
innovative museum of science with engaging, educational exhibits and
programs; supports a diverse set of partnerships with all levels of the
formal educational system; interprets the social and historical impact of
science and technology; recognizes outstanding achievement; and provides
a forum for discussion of important scientific issues. The Franklin
Institute also serves to perpetuate the legacy of Benjamin Franklin.
For more information about The Institute refer to www.fi.edu.
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