October 5, 2001

Finnish city considers Linux

Author: JT Smith

Closed source giant Microsoft continues to generate controversy with its newer, more expensive licensing schemes. Most corporations will likely pay up than deal with the logistics of switching to another platform, but government agencies (at least the ones on a local level) have never been known for having deep pockets. The Finnish city of Turku is faced with the choice of paying up or switching platforms, and has decided to perform a study as to whether or not Linux would meet their needs. If Turku decides to go with the penguin, anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 desktops will make the switch. The Register has the report.


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