"Bloomington, a college town with 65,000 citizens, has been
running most of its back office on Linux since 1999. An hour south
of Los Angeles, Garden Grove, which has a population of nearly
170,000, has been doing the same thing since 1995.
"Linux and open source in city governments got widespread
attention last May, with Munich, Germany's blockbuster announcement
that it planned to migrate some 14,000 city employees onto Linux
"In the U.S., a growing number of cities are starting to turn to
Linux. Houston, Texas, runs its Web and domain name servers on
Linux. And school districts in Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon,
are making growing use of the open source operating system..."
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