From the December issue of the Linux Gazette:-
Three separate stories pointing towards possibly more widespread
adoption of Linux in the near future. First, in what one might call
the birthplace of Linux (and certainly Linus!), The Register reports
That Finnish local government is leaning away from Windows and
towards Linux. The city of Turku, population around 200,000, has
reacted to Microsoft's latest licensing changes by kicking off a
study of Linux alternatives.
Also in Europe, IDG.net have reported that Germany's lower parliament
(the Bundestag) is considering switching from Windows to Linux for
its 5000 computers. The main reasons are for security, stability and
(again) to save money in the face of MS's new upgrade terms. The
parliamentary committee will decide late this year or early next year
which OS will replace its current version of Windows NT.
Finally, Technews.com have run a Thai story: that Thailand's
government will back the idea of using free, Thai-language 'open
source' software as a way of reducing spending and software piracy.
An official is quoted: "To be independent from foreign software, the
country needs to build a knowledge base along with developing human
resources and work based on open source software."
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