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Federal Computer Week: Feds can no longer ignore Linux

Sep 20, 1999, 21:18 (2 Talkback[s])

"Given government's focus on total cost of ownership and its insatiable desire to find deals that offer the best value, it should come as no surprise that Linux has reared its head on the operating system scene..."

"Now, almost every major manufacturer of desktops, servers and notebooks serving the federal market is shipping Linux pre-loaded on their systems. Name a company and chances are it is manufacturing a system or porting an application to Linux."

"In addition, just about all of the World Wide Web, application and database server packages that support Linux are available on the market today. It would be difficult, if not negligent, for the government not to consider seriously the benefits of using Linux. After all, it wouldn't be a bad place to start a Web-enabled government."

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