ZDNET UK: UK local authority adopts Linux

“Linux, the OS that started off as a blip on Microsoft’s radar,
is now making inroads into the most influential institutions in

“The UK officially boarded the Linux bandwagon Monday when a
local authority in Britain inked a deal with a leading Linux
database provider for a limited number of licences.”

“The government authority, which cannot be named yet, is
currently testing out Linux for a broader rollout once evaluation
of the OS, and native applications running on it, are