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NHS urged to consider Microsoft alternatives following cyber attacks

Jon Hoeksma interviewed us about NHSbuntu for Digital Health.

In the wake of Friday’s international cyber attacks, which caused widespread disruption across NHS organisations, a small team of developers is recommending the health service reduce its reliance on Microsoft.

The NHS almost exclusively uses Microsoft operating systems, some of which – like Windows XP – are no longer officially supported.

To demonstrate that there is a licence-free alternative, GP Marcus Baw and technologist Rob Dyke have adapted the open source Linux-based Ubuntu operating system specifically for the NHS. They call it NHSbuntu.

Read the full article on Digital Health.