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New Zealand Herald: Housing NZ taking a serious look at Linux

Oct 05, 1999, 05:57 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Gifford)

[ Thanks to Martin Shergold for this link. ]

"Housing New Zealand is considering replacing its Microsoft Windows NT servers with the Linux operating system after the success of a pilot project at its Mt Albert branch..."

"The selection of Linux has proved something of a master stroke because the pilot has demonstrated the substantial licence fees, upgrades and maintenance costs inherent in the previous NT-based approach can all now be side-stepped," Mr Herries said..."

"The system has been running since July 1 as a file and print server, application server and internet gateway, without a crash. It has been running Oracle since August 1."

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