The UK government’s Central Computer & Telecommunications Agency is inexorably moving towards recommendation that government departments standardise on Unix. The latest move, announced at the opening of the Unix User Show at Olympia yesterday, is a recommendation that wherever portability is desirable, government departments should ask vendors about their present position and future plans on the emerging Posix portable Unix standard. It has also endorsed the X/Open group Portability Guide as the basis for portable software procurement.
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