News.com.au: Councils Leading Linux Push
Mar 05, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux is spreading through local councils. About 30 out of 700
nationwide are running mission-critical applications such as rate
payments systems on the cheap, open source OS.
"Large federal government departments switching to Linux--such
as Veterans Affairs--have hogged the limelight, but local councils
have pioneered the use of the open source OS.
"Gundagai council in NSW was one of the first government
organisations to adopt Linux, moving in late 1998 from a
proprietary Unix platform, after reviewing its infrastructure as
part of its Y2K compliance project..."