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Australian Financial Review: Not Time to Shut Windows Yet

Oct 16, 2003, 13:00 (14 Talkback[s])
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"The rush to endorse open source alternatives to Microsoft's dominant Windows software has been criticised by senior technology executives who warned that companies risked falling victim to growing hype around software such as the Linux operating system.

"The criticism comes as several big companies, including Telstra and Coles Myer, experiment with Linux systems in the hope of finding cheaper alternatives to running Windows on desktop personal computers and network servers.

"Government agencies including Centrelink are also considering Linux to cut the cost of their back-office data processing..."

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