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Posted: 27 Apr 2005

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Another large entity has made the switch to open source. The South African Revenue Service has decided to switch is systems from their current operating system to Novell's SUSE Linux-based platforms. The open source movement is gaining strength. With Novell's SUSE Linux powering several of their operating systems, more is sure to follow.


"SARS has awarded the server platform portion of its tender to Novell/SUSE Linux, which will run on Dell hardware in terms of a pre-existing hardware supply contract. The support and maintenance part of the tender has yet to be awarded, says SARS CIO, Ken Jarvis, but this will go to a local Novell partner."

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