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Federal Computer Week: The dawning of Linux

Aug 23, 1999, 21:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gerald Lazar)

"...the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria... is using Linux to operate its new intranet server."

"Where Linux is installed as a working system, it is almost always at the server level. ...95 percent of all Linux installations are Intel Corp.-based. ...65 percent are running Web server applications, 15 percent are running mail servers, and 15 percent are running file-and-print servers. ... That jibes with the observations of Joe Klemmer, who, before his retirement this year, installed a Linux server for the U.S. Army Publishing Agency (USAPA)."

"In a few situations, Linux is being used for large-scale work. For example, NASA's Beowulf project is using Linux in the agency's massively parallel environment."

"Before year's end, GSA will run a test project with Linux. ...the agency will not replace anything with Linux but will run it in a noncritical environment -- probably with Lotus... Notes -- to see how it performs with low-end backup servers."

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