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Vista too taxing but Linux on agenda

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Chief information officer Ross Hughson says the department is now migrating its 6000 desktops to XP from Windows 2000.

It rejected installing Vista as it would have had to replace most of its personal computers to run the power-hungry operating system and didn't see sufficient benefit, he says.

By the time Inland Revenue needs to move off XP, Inland Revenue wants to have the option of switching to Linux, he says.

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