Housing New Zealand opens doors to Linux

Housing New Zealand's IT manager, Rob Herries, said the change would save the agency "hundreds of thousands of dollars", the report said.

Herries said the agency was also assessing open-source alternatives to its current Microsoft desktop applications.

On the short list are Star Office from Sun, Gnome Workshop and Evolution, according to the Herald.

Herries said the application was a financial analysis product used to keep track of the agency's 60,000 homes, and to aid in the investment of further properties.

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