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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Mississippi Deal a Landmark for Linux in Government

Jul 03, 2004, 04:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Mimoso)

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"Mississippi, deep in the South, sits 2,100 miles from Silicon Valley. It's an unlikely setting for a technology milestone, but history may show that Wednesday was a landmark day for Linux use in a government setting.

"U.S. Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced the completion of the initial deployment of the state's Automated System Project (ASP), a Linux-based mobile data infrastructure linking officials with public safety information. The project is funded by a $14 million Department of Homeland Security grant facilitated by the senators..."

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