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Federal Computer Week: The dawning of Linux

Aug 23, 1999, 21:17 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria... is using Linux to operate its new intranet server."

"Where Linux is installed as a working system, it is almost always at the server level. ...95 percent of all Linux installations are Intel Corp.-based. ...65 percent are running Web server applications, 15 percent are running mail servers, and 15 percent are running file-and-print servers. ... That jibes with the observations of Joe Klemmer, who, before his retirement this year, installed a Linux server for the U.S. Army Publishing Agency (USAPA)."

"In a few situations, Linux is being used for large-scale work. For example, NASA's Beowulf project is using Linux in the agency's massively parallel environment."

"Before year's end, GSA will run a test project with Linux. ...the agency will not replace anything with Linux but will run it in a noncritical environment -- probably with Lotus... Notes -- to see how it performs with low-end backup servers."

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