Thin clients and open source the green IT winners

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| "Government CIOs must consider different areas of potential impact on IT
| spending and assess their readiness, in terms of the ability to communicate
| internally and externally what is being done and why," he says.
| "By the same token, government CTOs and operations managers must start
| looking at how green IT requirements can affect infrastructure and
| architectures.


Report: Linux, open source greener than Windows

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| A new report from the U.K. Office of Government Commerce about Open
| Source Software Trials in Government, has found that servers running
| Linux could combat the rising problem of e-waste because they last
| up to twice as long as machines running Windows.

Mini Linux box gains online storage, backups, updates

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| Zonbu has sweetened the pie for Linux enthusiasts wishing to purchase its
| low-cost, silent, eco-friendly, PC outright -- without committing to an
| ongoing service contract. The $250 Zonbox PC includes OS upgrades, 2GB of
| free online storage, automatic backup services, and root access.

Zonbu GNU/Linux computer

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| Zonbu is a very simple system. It is geared for users who may not necessarily
| care what operating system they are using, but someone who just wants a
| functional system. Zonbu does exactly that. The software is very
| straightforward to use. Zonbu is very environmentally friendly. Not only does
| it not require a lot of power to run, it also does not contribute to noise
| pollution.