UK government report says Linux is ‘viable’

UK government departments moved a step closer to using open-source operating systems such as Linux after a study found that they were “viable” products.

The software could “generate significant savings”, according to the Office of Government Commerce (OGC).

In a clearly related story, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says golly, that’s just poppycock, Windows is cheaper and more secure. Uh, huh, sure it is, Steve…