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LinuxForce, Inc. Latest News -- 19 November 2019

For Immediate Release

Date: November 19, 2019
Contact: CJ Fearnley, (610) 734-1900

LinuxForce Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Philadelphia, PA — 19 November 2019 — LinuxForce, Inc. today announced that it is celebrating its 20th year in business.

LinuxForce incorporated effective 15 October 1999.

LinuxForce President and CEO, CJ Fearnley, said "We started LinuxForce in the heyday of the ISP (Internet Service Provider) era. Major companies had just started backing Linux. It was fortuitous timing as Corel Corporation took an ownership stake in LinuxForce shortly after our incorporation."

Fearnley continued, "It has been reported that the average lifespan of an S&P 500 company is less than 20 years. Our survival has required navigating both the early 2000s recession and the great recession."

Fearnley added, "The biggest change to our business model was the loss of the ISP business as non-stop change, industry consolidation, and telecom monopolies destroyed our once triving ISP support and service business. However, since writing my first article on Web Authoring in 1997, we have been able to support web design, development, and hosting through the years. Hosting continues to be important for our business."

LinuxForce maintains a world-class hosting environment and a cloud infrastructure built on clustering technology at TierPoint's Philadelphia Navy Yard facility. For more information about the facility, see last year's news about our hosting infrastructure improvements.

Fearnley concluded, "Perhaps the mainstay of our business has always been the close association we formed with the Philadelphia area Linux User Group (PLUG). I was a founding member of the group in 1995 and I continue to emcee the first Wednesday of the month Q&A session at PLUG Central. Whenever we have needed talent, PLUG was able to provide what no recruitment or sourcing company can: a collaborative community ready to tackle any challenge."

Some of the more prominent customers that we've serviced over the years include The Franklin Institute Science Museum, The University of the Arts, the Charter High School for Architecture and Design of Philadelphia, the Philly Shipyard, and GlaxoSmithKline.

About LinuxForce Inc.
LinuxForce℠ provides a broad range of IT consulting services, cloud and down-to-Earth physical IT infrastructure services, and 24x7 network monitoring, systems administration, and support. We have more than two decades of experience in the development, implementation, management and support of Linux-based systems. LinuxForce offers organizations of all kinds the ability to leverage low cost, yet advanced, open-source IT solutions for a wide range of business needs. For more information on LinuxForce, Remote Responder℠, or help with IT projects, e-mail, or call (610) 734-1900. Join the LinuxForce Announcements Mailing List. Visit LinuxForce on the Web at

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