software and antivirus updates.
The government weather agency plans to complete installation of Novell's Ximian Red Carpet Enterprise product in the next three months.
The roll-out will mean that more than 400 of Met Office power users - a third of its staff - can work more effectively when collaborating with
universities and third-party organisations on climate research, university projects and civil aviation forecasts.
The Met Office said the system would reduce costs and help it collaborate with 'Linux-focused' research departments.