Computerworld Australia: Linux Gaining Acceptance in Canberra

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“The Linux operating system is finding a welcome home in
Canberra as an increasing number of Federal departments and
agencies look towards cost-effective open source solutions.

“Agencies are keen to trial Linux, eager to explore the costs
and benefits, said Steve Alford, business strategies branch general
manager for the National Office of the Information Economy

“He cited existing procurement policy that states agencies are
free to use open source software where it provides a
value-for-money solution to their needs.

“While it was hard to gauge which agencies’ IT systems would
gain most from Linux, savings alone meant government interest, said

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