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Finding China, Crystal, and Tableware With Linux

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Replacements, Ltd. has carved a niche market out of locating and selling hard-to-find china, crystal, and silver tableware and collectibles.

Nearly half of the company's seven million retail customers place orders through the call center, The other half do business over the Web. Orders are filled from an 11 million plus item inventory comprised of more than 250,000 patterns. The company also handles current and active patterns, obtained directly from manufacturers.

Computer technology has been a key factor from the very beginning. As you would expect, Linux now plays a major role in keeping the company's data straight.

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