SearchOpenSource: Open Source Movers: IT Director Bryan Tidd Moves a City to Linux
Oct 14, 2005, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Why did you start switching the city of Canton's IT
systems over to Linux?
"Bryan Tidd: In 2000, I ported the financial
applications to SuSE 6.2, and they're now on Red Hat 3 AS. I [also]
moved the mail system (from Microsoft Exchange on Windows) to Red
Hat 3 AS in 2004. It saves us money in license fees annually and
fits with the city's stand to not spend one more dollar than
appropriate to provide the best service...