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 Linux or Open Systems Success Stories

The following are some success stories for various Companies, Schools and Governments around the world which have moved to Open Source and the Linux platforms.  Since Open Source or Linux has no owner,  it is hard to realize it's impact on the worlds computing. What we hear or mostly pay attention to are the large Ad's in magazines and on TV. Millions of dollars are spent by a few large computer software manufacturers with deep pockets. These companies depend on the mass media to advertise their products. In the background are millions of talented people, governments and companies who understand World Wide trends and seek out what is available and decide for them selves what is best.

Two stories which are very interesting is the use of Linux in schools. The French Government has created a Government Policy to use Linux in their entire country's schools. Have a read of the English Translation of their policy. Linux in Mexican schools is also widely used. They expect a savings of $124,000,000 by using Linux over using the Other Companies Products. Most cities in California have this same exact problem as France and Mexico. We should pay more attention to these examples from other countrys. This may ease some of our budget problems in our state.

I decided to list a few links which you can read and decide for yourself if Open System is what is best for you or your organization. Feel free to browse the Web yourself, I only selected a few examples of what is out there. There are many more examples.

  1. A list of stories from 1996 to about 1997.  http://www.bellevuelinux.org/linux_success_stories.html
  2. New York Stock Exchange moves to Linux  http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/new-york-stock-exchange-moves-to-linux.html
  3. London Stock Exchange moves to Linux  http://blogs.computerworld.com/14876/london_stock_exchange_dumps_windows_for_linux
  4. Dell Offers Computers with Ubuntu Linux Installed http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/ubuntu?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=anavml&ST=dell%20linux&dgc=ST&cid=35222&lid=916678
  5. Leveno Linux Certified Computers  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-48NT8D
  6. Success Stories from HP (Hewlett Packard) on Linux   http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/success_stories/index.html
  7. Some Public Library Success Stories http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Open_Source_Software  
  8. Open Source in Education  http://oedb.org/library/features/how-the-open-source-movement-has-changed-education-10-success-stories
  9. Linux in Library's an Over Due Concept    http://www.linux.com/news/enterprise/case-studies/19865-linux-in-libraries-an-overdue-concept
  10. Novell's Linux Business profits keep the company afloat   http://www.linux.org/news/companies/novell.html
  11. Linux in Small Business http://ldn.linuxfoundation.org/blog-entry/bringing-linux-small-business
  12. Red Hat Linux World Wide Success Stories  http://customers.redhat.com/2009/06/24/red-hat-enterprise-linux-5-with-virtualization-delivers-increased-performance-to-dutch-city-council/
  13. IBM and Linux World Wide Success Stories   http://www-03.ibm.com/linux/news.html
  14. Linux in Government Stories   http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7611
  15. Linux in use in the German Foreign Office    http://otrs.org/news/2007/open_source_book_2007/
  16. Ubuntu In Use World Wide in Many Locations   http://www.ubuntu.com/products/casestudies
  17. Linux to be installed in all schools in France    http://www.linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=1998-10-30-001-05-PS
  18. Linux in China   http://www.linux.com/archive/feature/144852
  19. Japan Government is looking at Going to Linux  http://www.linuxworld.com/newsletters/linux/2007/0507linux2.html
  20. Google is creating their own Linux       http://blogs.computerworld.com/the_google_linux_desktop_has_arrived
  21. About 11 Million Netbook's will be shipped with Linux - http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9140343/Linux_s_share_of_netbooks_surging_not_sagging_says_analyst?taxonomyId=15&pageNumber=1