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An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides".

In an address to delegates at a New South Wales Department of Commerce exhibition on Wednesday, official Cameron Parle touted the benefits of open source to state departments and agencies, at one stage referring to wearing his own metaphorical "red hat", a reference to the Linux vendor of the same name.

"There's no doubt you can deploy Linux in any situation, it's truly robust and flexible," he said.

"It has the potential to save huge sums of money.

"You get it all with Linux, there's no downsides."

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