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internetnews.com: Big Strides For Civic Linux

Jun 17, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"It should come as no surprise that the Linux industry has been targeting the government sector. In a string of wins for the open source operating system, Munich, Germany, and Bergen, Norway, both announced that they would be officially migrating to Linux.

"The Indian city of Bangalore may not be far behind, as IBM announced that it was setting up a Linux Centre of Competency to help facilitate Linux adoption.

"Munich has been a high-profile Linux migration story since it began its test case with Linux last year over its current Microsoft Windows-based systems. It was widely reported that Microsoft head honcho Steve Ballmer himself visited the German city to plead his company's case against the open source upstart..."

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