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ZDNet: Linux on Government Servers

Jan 08, 2003, 19:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Several national governments (e.g., Singapore, Taiwan, and Germany) have stated their intent to move their server architectures to Linux from Windows.

"Taking this a step farther, China and India are developing economic policies to foster Linux expertise within their countries to create competitive advantage and anticipate growing demand for Linux software skills. Meanwhile, the UK government used the threat of moving to Linux when negotiating a three-year contract renewal with Microsoft, gaining a projected $150 million in savings over the life of the contract.

"Even in the U.S., the Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency (NSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are investigating the use of Linux and open-source software on servers..."

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