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Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand): NZ Army targets Linux simulation

Nov 21, 2000, 07:09 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amanda Wells)

"The New Zealand Army is among a growing band turning to open source operating system Linux, using it to stage virtual combats."

"The Army's simulation centres in Trentham and Linton run United States Linux-based Janus military software, which allows soldiers to simulate military battles for training and exercises...."

"In September, another 10 Dell workstations needed to be configured because of a joint military exercise held with the Singapore Armed Forces in New Zealand, a task LinuxNet had less than three days to complete, as well as upgrading the entire installation with a new release of Janus that had to run on a newer version of Linux."

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