Housing New Zealand opens doors to Linux
- — 17 May, 2000 17:39
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.