IDG: German Government Agency Rolls Out Desktop Linux
Mar 03, 2003, 15:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"A small German institute has become one of the Interior
Ministry's first agencies to implement Linux on the desktop, as the
government pushes ahead with its ambitious plans to introduce
open-source software in the public sector.
"The Institute for Livestock Breeding, which already runs Linux
on servers, has equipped 50 computers to run desktop applications
on the free open-source operating system, Gonicus GmbH, one of the
IT companies involved in the project, said Thursday in a
"The Linux desktop implementation was headed up by the Federal
Office for Information Security (BSI), in cooperation with several
small German IT companies..."