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LinuxForce, Inc. Latest News -- 13 September 1999

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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