UK Police Examine Deploying Linux

By Staff Staff | Posted at 9:49 PM

Acording to a press release posted at Linux Weekly News, the Police Information Technology Organization (PITO) has awarded a company called Netprojects a contract to examine deploying 600,000 Linux desktops across the country.
'This work is part of Project Valiant that is examining the requirements
for the next generation of police computing.' said Marco Dawson, PITO.
'The police need very secure, virus resistant and stable desktop
computing. We believe that Linux can provide this.”

“'Our experience with Linux is that it
provides very high levels of security, is very reliable, virus resistant
and stable. With the development of Open Source Office Automation
Software and the software tools that enable Microsoft Windows
applications to be ported - Linux is now ready for deployment on the

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