O'Reilly Network: Linux in Government
Jul 17, 2002, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Ten years after joining the research staff at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Przemek Klosowski
still remembers his first encounter with Linux.
"'It was 1993, and I was here as a grad student,' says
Klosowski, now a scientist specializing in nuclear radiation. 'At
the time we were using PCs. Windows 3.1 was barely out. It was all
very primitive. We had expensive commercial VMS and Unix
workstations, but you had to fight for access. When Linux came
along, it was very attractive. Suddenly you had the sophistication
of Unix and the price point of PCs...'"