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IT-Director: Linux Taking Off, And Being Taken Off

Sep 26, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"'More than two dozen nations are considering proposals to promote or require the use of Linux in government offices' according to Erwin Gillich, deputy head of the city of Vienna's information technology unit, which is likely to choose Linux over Windows on 15,000 desktops. So, who are these nations?

"Well, they include Japan, China and South Korea who are collaborating over a plan to 'embrace alternative operating systems' to Microsoft--which means Linux. It includes India which sees Linux as aiding its fast growing software industry to become less dependent on US and European outsourcing and it includes Brazil where President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is finalizing a policy recommending that federal ministries, agencies and state enterprises install open-source software..."

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