Meanwhile, SuSE Linux on IBM Hardware OK'd for Mission Critical Computers

Tuesday, August 05 2003 @ 04:19 PM EDT

Contributed by: PJ

The LA Times is reporting that GNU/Linux software is now certified, by the Common Criteria Group, for use on "mission critical" computers, including those used by US spy agencies and the military.

"It opens up new horizons and new venues that we'd been precluded from. Everyone has had this view of Linux as interesting but done by hackers on a part-time basis, a bathtub of a code," an IBM spokesman is quoted as saying. SCO didn't get the memo, I guess, speaking of new horizons.

I'm reporting this from a NewScan feed. Registration required at LA Times.