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Computerworld: Big Vendors Lead Leap to Linux

Jan 20, 2004, 20:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

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"Miami-Dade County's government operations have around 15,000 users, and the county's IT officials would love nothing more than to cut licensing costs by adopting a Linux desktop strategy.

"'We're all looking for something that will work as well [as Windows] but doesn't cost as much,' said Gary Gray, the Florida county's systems support manager. But Miami-Dade isn't ready to risk interoperability and productivity limitations by taking the desktop Linux leap. 'We're going to let the big people try this out first,' he said..."

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