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OCRegister: City offices – without Windows

Thanks to Christopher
Pereda
for this link.

“… the city of Garden Grove… is one of few entities –
government or corporate – powering its computer network on quirky
yet quietly growing software known as Linux.”

“Garden Grove’s public works department became the guinea pig.
Linux passed that test. Then came the Police Department, your basic
round-the-clock operation that doesn’t suffer frozen computer
screens well. Police brass wanted a new $100,000 system.
Shingledecker said Linux could do it for $2,000. Guess who won
out?”

Complete
story
.