Linux Operating System in American Business & Government
- In July 2001, the White House started switching their web servers to a Linux operating system based on Red Hat Linux and using the Apache HTTP Server. The installation was completed in February 2009. In October 2009, the White House servers adopted Drupal, an open source content management system software distribution.
- The United States Department of Defense uses a Linux operating system - "the U.S. Army is “the” single largest install base for Red Hat Linux" and the US Navy nuclear submarine fleet runs on Linux.
- In June 2012, the US Navy signed a US$27,883,883 contract with Raytheon to install a Linux operating system ground control software for its fleet of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Northrup-Grumman MQ8B Fire Scout drones. The contract involves Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, which has already spent $5,175,075 in preparation for the Linux systems.
- In April 2006, the US Federal Aviation Administration announced that it had completed a migration to Red Hat Enterprise in one third of the scheduled time and about 15 million dollars under budget. The switch saved a further $15 million in datacenter operating costs.
- The US National Nuclear Security Administration operates the world's tenth fastest supercomputer, the IBM Roadrunner, which uses a Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, along with Fedora as its operating systems.
- The city government of Largo, Florida, USA uses Linux and has won international recognition for their implementation, indicating that it provides "extensive savings over more traditional alternatives in city-wide applications."
Each year more and more businesses and government entities make the switch to Linux for cost benefits and greater computing power. Every Linux operating system continues to improve year after year, and the reliability is unmatched.
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