IDG.net: German parliament considers Linux switchOct 16, 2001, 17:04 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Perera)
Mikael Pawlo writes:
As reported by Gnuheter and IDG.net the German Parliament--Bundestag--is considering to migrate from a Microsoft platform to Linux. The main reason is security concerns. The Bundestag run about 5.000 computers. A committee is investigating the issue and they are supposed to report by late 2001 or early 2002. In either case they should be finished before Microsoft drops it's support for Windows NT.
"The Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament, is exploring whether to ditch Microsoft Corp.'s Windows in favor of the open-source Linux operating system, partly due to security concerns.