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ComputerWorld: Linux Quietly Makes Its Way Into Federal Government

“Linux is quietly slipping in the back door of the federal
government, in the hands of people such as William Oliver, a
forensic pathologist and systems administrator at the U.S. Armed
Forces Institute of Pathology.”

“Oliver is using the Linux operating system on workstations for
imaging research, and now plans to replace some Windows NT
workstations with Linux. The availability of office applications
for Linux is making that switch possible.”

“But Oliver also hopes that by shifting to a relatively
homogenous environment — Unix and the Unix-like Linux — he will
reduce systems administration costs.”

I don’t have anything against Microsoft, actually,” Oliver
said. “To me it’s almost entirely a matter of system admin
overhead.

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