eWeek: Japan Weighs Using Linux to Upgrade Files
Posted on: 07/10/2003 10:04 AM

The Japanese government is considering using the free Linux software program when it upgrades its computer data files for public servants in 2005.

Japan has chosen a proposal submitted by a group made up of Fujitsu, IBM Japan and Oki Electric Industry Co. The companies suggest using Linux to manage salary and other personnel data for the nation's 800,000 central government employees, government official Masanobu Arao said Wednesday.

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