Ardan Peddell, director of The Emerald Hill Group, which manages pubs in a trendy part of Singapore, had long been enticed by Linux's appeal. But he only started implementing the technology about three months ago-when a Linux expert came knocking at his door for a job. That hastened Emerald's adoption of Linux.
"Previously, we could not do what we wanted-rewriting a software, making the Internet more interactive, having the ability to plug-in anything and such. This guy showed us how we can achieve these through the capabilities of Linux," he said.
Peddell was sharing his experiences at the recent CMP Reality Forum on "Linux low-cost computing: too good to be true?"
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