an instance of emergency Linux adoption by
Australia's Intergral Energy.
"QUICK THINKING open sourcerers might have saved an Australian power supply system after its electrical grid control room network got infected with a virus.
A Windows virus hit the networks of Intergral Energy and, according to a submission to Slashdot, the virus managed to spread to the operator display consoles in the control room.
Quick thinking techies in the control systems department of the utility swapped the infected Windows boxes for machines running Linux that they were using for development.
The move prevented the virus from taking over all the operator displays in the control room.
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