Reuters: Japan Govt Opts for Linux for Payroll System
Jul 09, 2003, 14:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"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..."