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Federal Computer Week: Linux grabbing more federal biz

Sep 13, 1999, 18:01 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Verton)

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"Linux, the open-source operating system that for the past few years has been quietly gaining ground throughout the commercial world, has established a beachhead in the federal market and is poised to take over responsibility for some government mission-critical applications, according to industry and government experts last week."

"In one of the first public pronouncements by a government official of the advantages of Linux, Przemek Klosowski, a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said the history of Linux - a 1960s-vintage operating system - shows that it has made a "sneaky entry" into the government."

"Although no agency has made a large contract award for a Linux-based system, several agencies are using Linux for a variety of computing needs, Klosowski told an audience gathered for a Linux symposium sponsored by Silicon Graphics Inc. in Washington, D.C."

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