New Zealand gov't agencies to begin Linux pilot

Three government departments will replace their Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open-source software

Three New Zealand government agencies will begin a pilot next month to replace their existing Windows desktops with machines running Linux and other open-source software.

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Horizons Regional Council and NZ Post will all begin trialling the use of Linux desktops in February.

Don Christie, president of the New Zealand Open Source Society (NZOSS), revealed the pilot plans during a presentation on Wednesday at linux.conf.au 2010 in Wellington.

For the full story, see NZ gov't trials Linux desktops in Feb on ZDNet Australia.