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Helsingin Sanomat: [Finland] State Administration Considering Switch from Windows to Linux

Mar 12, 2002, 23:31 (10 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Tim for this link. ]

"The Finnish state administration is seriously considering a switch from Windows to Linux. At the moment, 88 percent of the state?s computers use a Windows operating system.

"The cost per computer with Windows is estimated at 200 euros annually, and the state has some 147,000 computers. The savings that would result from using Linux could total up to 26 million euros each year.

"Thirteen state offices, including four Ministries and the University of Helsinki, have been testing an open source code since December. The purpose of the tests is to determine how an open source system fits the needs of the state administration..."

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