in the Seattle Times,
Amazon.com has saved millions of dollars by switching to Linux.
"Amazon.com switched nearly its entire computer
network to the freely shared Linux operating system not because of politics
but because it is helping the company grow and cut costs, Amazon's engineering chief said yesterday.
"We wanted the best tool for the task," said Jacob Levanon, director of
systems engineering at the Seattle-based Internet retailer.
Amazon has become a poster child for the progress Linux is making in
large-enterprise computing since the Web giant began using Linux to run 92
percent of its network computers last September.
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