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Computer Weekly (UK): Racal to trial free Linux to avoid £1m MS upgrade

Dec 16, 1999, 17:58 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Saran)

"Racal Defence Electronics is looking to shave £1m off its IT bills by using the Linux operating system on its desktop PCs instead of Windows 2000 and Office 2000.

"The defence contractor is planning to pilot the free operating system under a project to test its usability and user acceptance in a desktop environment...."

"He said, "We have 3,500 PC users. To move to Office 2000 and Windows 2000 will cost us £1m in licence fees alone."

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