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Iceland swaps Windows for Linux in open-source push

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Iceland's push to move its public sector to open-source software has made some headway, with most of the shift seeing Windows swapped for Linux.

However, the scheme faces hurdles with other enterprise software, as some government ministries are firmly locked into a web of proprietary technologies from companies such as Oracle, according to Tryggvi Bjorgvinsson, the project leader of Iceland's open-source project.

"Cost is one thing, one of the prime motivators today, but we also want more equality between software," Bjorgvinsson told ZDNet UK on Thursday.

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