"The sun is shining on Linux in the Florida Panhandle. At a time
when Microsoft Windows dominates the corporate desktop, the City of
Largo has chosen Linux.
"The city runs server-based Linux applications on thin-client
hardware to save money, minimize support headaches, and ease IT
"David Richards, systems administrator in Largo, realized years
ago that PCs required a lot of management support and were an
expensive computing proposition. "It didn't measure up to fiscal
responsibility in government," he says. So when the time came to
retire the green screen terminals that served the city's 1,000
employees, the city decided that rather than deploy a network of
Windows PCs, a better evolutionary step would be to set up a
graphical environment via thin clients..."