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CNN: Will federal gov't wear a Red Hat?

Jan 11, 2000, 22:20 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Daniel Verton)

"Linux, which has quietly been gaining ground in the commercial and government sectors for the past few years, appears poised to become the government's operating system of choice for mission-critical applications."

"Providing the boost will be GTSI, which told FCW last week that it plans to announce an agreement with Red Hat Inc. to become the first enterprise-level reseller of the Linux operating system in the federal information technology market."

"Negotiations [with Red Hat] are in their final stages," said Mark Thoreson, inside sales manager for GTSI. Even without a contract in place, GTSI's Linux sales surpassed $2 million last September, Thoreson said."

"Linux already enjoys a robust presence throughout the federal market despite the common perception that it has yet to penetrate government IT shops."

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