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Computerworld.NZ: Linux Goes to War for NZ Army

Aug 20, 2002, 02:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"In the war between Microsoft and open source, where better to illustrate the conflict than on the battlefield—if only a simulated one?

"The New Zealand Army Simulation Centre near Palmerston North, which reproduces battle and other military scenarios, inherited many legacy systems from other army divisions, but ported many to Linux for its ease of use.

"The centre was only launched this year. It operates regional centres at Waiouru and Burnham in Christchurch. 'We influence all areas of training in the army,' says NZASC director Major Pete Hanrahan..."

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