April 3, 2003

First major use of GNU/Linux in UK government

linusrees writes "The Guardian (UK) newspaper reports that the UK government's Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) is unveiling an online procurement system that runs on Linux. It is thought to be the first major use of Linux within central UK government.

The system, called Purchase & Pay, went live on February 3 over the government's secure intranet, and is already handling more than 80 percent of the department's stationery buying, replacing paper-based systems."

Link: guardian.co.uk

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