UK report says Linux is 'viable'

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 10/27/2004 - 21:47.


UK government departments moved a step closer to using open-source
operating systems such as Linux after a study found that they are
"viable" products.

The software can "generate significant savings", the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) in its report.

The popularity of programs like Linux, which are
essentially free, have grown as firms and countries look to limit their
dependence on software producers.

Companies such as Microsoft have the most to lose should Linux use spread.

 

Read entire article at BBC News