April 19, 2004

Banks look at Linux switch

LINUX and open-source software have a big future -- at Microsoft's expense -- in at least two of Australia's four big banks.
Westpac and the National Australia Bank are seriously considering open source, but the Commonwealth Bank has decided to stick with Microsoft products.

The ANZ Bank is yet to show its cards.

Westpac and NAB are evaluating Linux on the desktop, as well as open-source alternatives for their back-end IT operations.

Link: australianit.news.com.au

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