Reuters: German Finance Ministry Division Chooses Linux

[ Thanks to blaine for this link.

“A division of the German finance ministry has moved its back
office operations to mainframe computers that run Linux, in the
latest victory for the upstart operating system in Europe, IBM said
on Tuesday.

“International Business Machines Corp. said that the finance
ministry department, which is responsible for paying public sector
employees and for managing certain taxes, installed two large IBM
mainframe computers that run both IBM’s operating system and

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