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CNET News: U.K. Looking to Linux with Help from IBM

Oct 09, 2003, 14:30 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Kanellos)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The British government and IBM are kicking off nine Linux test programs in an effort to see how much money government agencies can save by switching to open-source software.

"IBM also announced that it is setting up a Linux competency center in Moscow in conjunction with the Russian government and local universities to examine how Linux can be used in the region.

"The two announcements build on the momentum Linux is currently enjoying in the public sector. In May, the city of Munich agreed to replace 14,000 Windows desktops with Linux-based PCs. Open-source rumblings are also being heard in Korea, China, India and the United States. Open-source software, advocates say, can cut costs and ease software licensing and management hassles..."

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