New Zealand Government begins trials for move to Linux

Yep, the Kiwis beat us at everything these days and now those sensible chaps in Government begin trials of Linux and free software.

In 2003, the NZ government recommended use of Free software on the desktop for agencies (not just the server side). Now, we’re starting to see it happen. Hurrah!

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Horizons Regional Council and NZ Post will all begin trialling the replacement of their existing Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open source software in February.

It’s almost enough to want to move overseas and become a Kiwi.

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