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Heise Online: Tax Authorities in Lower Saxony Switch to Linux

Jun 01, 2006, 18:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The State of Lower Saxony has begun switching the PCs its tax authorities use from Solaris x86 to Linux. According to a press release, 12,000 computers are affected. Since the end of April, all tax authorities have been involved in migration. By the end of September 2006, the desktop systems are all to be running on Linux except for telecommuters and servers.

"Lower Saxony chose the Suse distribution for its support of German and the 'immediacy of its software components...'"

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