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Linux gathers steam in Australia

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The open source movement gathered even more momentum in Australia this week with Novell becoming the latest Linux supplier to gain approval to sell products and services to the NSW Government.

The trend towards open source software will give government offices access to an alternative desktop system which may see many abandon Microsoft's Windows for the cheaper Linux platform.

Novell was awarded the status as an approved supplier of open source software and solutions via a procurement contract signed with the NSW Department of Commerce, and is the largest supplier to join the initiative so far.

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