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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: GNU/Linux Clears Procurement Hurdles

Jul 18, 2004, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Tom Adelstein for this link. ]

"In the first quarter of 2004, sales of GNU/Linux servers increased 56.9% over the same period in 2003. That performance follows six consecutive quarters of double-digit growth for the free operating system, according to a report by IDC. Although Linux currently has the best growth rate of any operating system globally and has cleared major procurement hurdles for government entities, Linux gains remain limited compared to those of other government vendors.

"In a recent article in internetnews.com, Sean Michael Kerner interviewed me with regard to gains made by Linux in government. His article focused on the decision by Munich and Bergen to deploy Linux..."

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