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The German government has signed a deal with IBM and Linux company SuSE that makes it easier for government offices to use the open-source operating system, a move that addresses concerns about relying too heavily on Microsoft products.
story from: news.com
Wer're starting to see much more of this stuff recently, in can only bode well for better computing ;)
Imagine yourself as IBM, and you spend millions of dollars on software development. What would you prefer? Something that works on only a specific platform, and another million bucks to have it ported to other systems. Or something works on the beefy 64-CPU mainframes, high-end PowerPC workstations, as well as cheap Intel servers (plus thousands of other developers worldwide working voluntarily at the same time)...