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Government Computer News: City thrives with "No. 2" OS

Oct 12, 2001, 19:28 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Trudy Walsh)
"The office paradigm that worked so well throughout the 1990s—desktop Pentium PCs, network server, Microsoft Windows 9X and Microsoft Office loaded onto each desktop—was never the only game in town. Especially not in Largo, Fla.

No desktop PCs adorn Largo offices. The city uses about 400 Explora thin client machines from Network Computing Devices Inc. of Mountain View, Calif. The city's servers are all from Compaq Computer Corp., Richards said.

...Moving to a Linux desktop environment was painless, Richards said. 'We held a training class and only eight people came to it,' he said. 'Everybody else was satisfied using a two-page cheat sheet we created.'"

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