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..."