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LinuxInsider: Open Source in the Land of Oz

Nov 25, 2003, 04:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Australia. Down under. Oz. For most of us, those words conjure up images of kangaroos and coral reefs, of red deserts and a landmark opera house.

"But behind those icons lies another reality--that of a sophisticated, technologically advanced society; an economy that has outperformed the rest of the West in recent years; and a convenient bridge into Asia for many U.S. and European companies.

"Australians are known to be early adopters of technology, and most major vendors maintain a presence in the country. So it's not surprising that Linux, one of the new kids on the technological block, is being cautiously embraced both in the enterprise and in government there..."

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