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Welcome to, a division of

ROSCO Associates Technology Staffing Ltd. (RATS!).

We exist to provide support for Linux and other Open Source software to small and medium sized organizations.

We are sure you have heard something of either Linux or the Open Source movement by now. The initial articles trashing Linux in 1998 have given way to articles of praise in 1999. Linux can even be found in prime time news and mainstream media. In 2000, attention is being turned to the practical use of Linux for mainstream business. The same can be said for Open Source in general.

So what is holding you back? Microsoft may have gotten you to where you are now, but maybe it is time to move on to better things. There is often an Open Source solution that is cheaper and better. Perhaps you just need someone to guide you - someone to be accountable - someone knowledgeable who you can rely on. That's the Man From L.I.N.U.X.!

We can provide support in a big way or a small way - any way you require:

  • No bleeding edge - just tried and true, meat and potatoes computing.
  • Transition from Microsoft NT servers to Linux servers - increase your reliability. Linux makes excellent print and file servers.
  • Networking - Inter/Intra/Extra_nets - Linux distributions come with all you need to set up a network server and provide such services as email, www, ftp, dns, etc.
  • Workstations complete with Graphical User Interfaces - work as intuitively as with Microsoft Windows, but with more options.
  • Open Source solutions with office productivity applications such as Sun's Star Office suite, The Gimp graphics program, and the mySQL relational database.
  • Security - forget about cost per seat for firewall protection and virtual private network licensing - acquisition is totally free. And security is great!
  • Administration and troubleshooting.
  • We can create project managed solutions to match your needs, including complete application development from scratch.

It is no longer necessary for small and medium sized businesses to pay for the name, whether it is for their operating systems or for their outsourcing. Solutions from the Man From L.I.N.U.X. will hold their own (and more) against solutions from the big name systems houses. You can now decide whether to pay for developing your outsourcer's infrastructure, or for developing your own.

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"MAN FROM L.I.N.U.X." (in all incarnations of upper and lower case) and "" are copyright 1999 and trademarks of Roger Walker, used with permission by ROSCO Associates Technology Staffing Ltd. (RATS!)

"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

"Tux" the Penguin is a creation of Larry Ewing and The GIMP, and can be obtained from

We apologize to fans of the Man From U.N.C.L.E., but life would be boring if we could not have a little fun. It is not a blatant theft of the logo - only of the idea.