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News.com.au: Councils Leading Linux Push

Mar 05, 2003, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Mackenzie)

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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..."

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