From: chekov (chekov at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Tue 28 Sep 1999 - 20:46:59 IST
Second try at sending this, messed up with
reply-to's first time(again), sorry Thomas.
The (very small) company for which I work,
called Doolin Technologies, has been
producing Linux-based custom software
'solutions' for credit card processing
and other financial services for the past 6 months.
These 'solutions' have been produced to the order
of two Irish telecom's companies.
The principal client which ordered this software has
been piloting a system consisting of thousands
of credit card terminals which dial into mostly
Linux based servers. This client is also
planning to roll-out the system in other markets.
I suppose that this means that both the (very small)
company for which I work and the (much larger) client
are, to some extent, "selling linux" because the client
basically sells the linux based services to other
While working in the financial/banking IT area
(not especially exciting, I tell you) I have
also come across another company which, provides
custom financial networking services and software,
that is currently migrating to Linux.
Also Linux Solutions www.linsol.com have provided
Linux consultancy to both us and the client.
Since these financial types do not like giving
away any information at all about their systems,
and they may still regard this system as 'confidential' ,
I don't know whether they'd be happy to talk to
the press. However, you never know, they may be
desperate for publicity. If anybody is interested
in pursuing an interview or whatever, I can ask them.
Thomas Bridge wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Caolan McNamara wrote:
> > But business plus are interested in companies selling linux or linux related
> > products. For instance dell ships linux preinstalled (well in theory, i dont
> > think the irish branch actually does that at the moment), and suse and redhat
> > definitely are, as thats all they do.
> We have bought a preinstalled Red Hat machine from DELL - it works fine.
> Our gateway turnkey solution is also Linux based.
> Thomas Bridge Hostmaster/Sysadmin, VIA NET.WORKS Ireland.
> thomas.bridge at domain via-net-works.ie
> "Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies
> the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen a angry
> penguin charging at them in excess of 100mph. They'd be a lot more
> careful about what they say if they had." - Linus Torvalds
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