DOD Awards Contracts Worth Up to $700M
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| Palo Alto, Calif.-based printer and personal computer
| maker HP was awarded two separate deals worth up to
| $440 million over eight years that cover the HP-UX,
| Microsoft Windows, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and
| Novell SUSE Linux operating systems.
As recent policies indicate, the DoD is gradually moving to
Open Source and this includes Linux. Red Hat also
hosts conferences with the government, educating it
while highlighting the virtues of Linux. Meanwhile, Google's
CEO urges the young technology enthusiasts to teach the
Government about the importance of the Internet.