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Fairfax IT: Fiat keeps open mind on new platform

Thanks to Matthew Wright
for this link.

“IVECO, formerly International Trucks, is testing the popular
freeware operating system [Red Hat Linux] with the intention to
roll it out to its branch network within the next three
months.”

“A BITTER experience with closed systems has caused the
Australian arm of the Fiat group’s international truck making
giant, IVECO, to move to “scarier” open systems for its business
survival.”

“The decision last month to sign a year-long support contract
with Australia’s only Red Hat Linux support partner, Melbourne’s
CyberSource, was the latest step in a long journey to an open
systems solution…”

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