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Reuters: Japan Govt Opts for Linux for Payroll System

Jul 09, 2003, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Gerald Neale for this link. ]

"Computer giant Fujitsu Ltd said on Wednesday it, IBM Japan Ltd and Oki Electric Industry Co have won a 188 million yen ($1.59 million) contract to design a Japanese government payroll computer system using Linux.

"The adoption of the Linux open-source operating system, which can be obtained for free and copied or modified, would be a blow to Microsoft Corp, which wanted the government to use its Windows system for the backbone computer..."

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