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[News] Military Considers Full Move to GNU/Linux

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ETC Urges New Approach for Open Source Voting

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| What remains to be seen is how long the government can hold out against the 
| benefits of open source. TMC (News - Alert) recently reported that even the 
| military is now considering a Linux-based operating system as a money saving 
| option when compared to current costly proprietary OS’s.   



The Blue Screen of Megadeath?

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| Around this time last year, we reported on the U.S. Army's
| efforts to build a state-of-the-art — state-of-the-future,
| really — system to control everything from communication to
| unmanned drones to missile launches, and to use Linux to do
| it. The project's designers were quoted as specifically
| saying they rejected Windows because they didn't want to be
| beholden to Microsoft — apparently the thought of having
| missiles bricked by Windows Genuine Advantage mid-combat
| didn't go over so well. Being
| [...]
| We can't speak for anyone else, but the thought that
| somewhere floating out there are two hundred nuclear
| warheads under the control of Windows XP scares the living
| daylights out of us. If anyone needs us, we'll be building
| a bunker in the back yard before one of the boom-boom boats
| throws a blue screen of death and blows us all to kingdom
| come.

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