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ZDNet: City Saves with Linux, Thin Clients

Apr 08, 2002, 13:00 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lynn Haber)

"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 budgeting.

"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..."

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