Some countries are choosing Linux systems over Microsoft

Sunday, December 02 2001 @ 02:22 pm CST

Contributed by: pasnak

_TPNEW YORK -- For reasons of national security and national pride, government officials in countries such as China, France and Germany are increasingly adopting the free, open-source computer operating system known as Linux.

In some cases, the software being replaced is produced by the Microsoft Corp., which, users say, is more prone to viruses and hackers.

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