Federal Employment Office Switches to Linux
Jan 24, 2008, 13:45 (9 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"Shortly after switching all of its 13,000 public internet
information workstations from Windows NT to Linux, the Federal
Employment Office (BA) issued an interim report. According to an
announcement by Klaus Vitt, CIO for the BA, the switch to open
source software will, "allow the BA to react with flexibility to
new technological developments. In the future, a broad range of
software will be available to the BA that it can use to access
various internet media, and to ensure optimal internet
communication for its clients."
"The BA is using the OpenSuse 10.1 Remastered distribution and
the latest version of the Firefox web browser. The software was
installed on the server as a repository and the clients can access
it via PXE Boot..."