LinuxMall.com: Linux Responds to 911 Call

[ Thanks to LinuxNews.com for this link.

“Linux’s legendary stability earned it the badge of confidence
with police in Utah’s Washington county. Tired of Windows
crashes and working on a tight budget that had little room for
proprietary licensing fees, the St. George Police Department (SGPD)
switched their 911 dispatch service to a Linux system.”

“Officer Sherman Stebbins commented on the decision to switch
from the Windows operating system (OS). “On the average, Windows
ended up being rebooted about once every other day to once a day.”
In a profession where a few seconds’ delay can spell disaster, this
margin of error is unacceptable.”

“With Linux, “there really has been no down time other than
power supply and fan failures [after one year of uptime],” Stebbins
said. “Other than that, the Linux OS has been going strong since
November of 1998.””


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