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CRN: Linux Making Gains In Government Market

May 30, 2002, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Krane)

"Linux, the open-source operating system with an outsider mystique, is now proliferating on powerful government computer systems in the United States and abroad with technology giants increasingly providing support.

"At a Tokyo trade show on Friday, IBM was announcing the sale of more than 75 Linux-based computer systems to U.S. agencies including the Air Force, the Defense, Agriculture and Energy departments and the Federal Aviation Administration.

"Overseas, Linux systems help keep order in Germany's parliament as well as China's post office, France's culture, defense and education ministries and other federal agencies in Europe and Asia..."

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