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O'Reilly Network: Linux in Government

Jul 17, 2002, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Ten years after joining the research staff at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Przemek Klosowski still remembers his first encounter with Linux.

"'It was 1993, and I was here as a grad student,' says Klosowski, now a scientist specializing in nuclear radiation. 'At the time we were using PCs. Windows 3.1 was barely out. It was all very primitive. We had expensive commercial VMS and Unix workstations, but you had to fight for access. When Linux came along, it was very attractive. Suddenly you had the sophistication of Unix and the price point of PCs...'"

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