"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.
E-waste is any refuse created by discarded electronic devices and components as well as substances involved in their manufacture or use. According to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than four million tons of e-waste hit landfills each year in the U.S. alone.
Armed with the new information found in the U.K. report, Mark Ontkush, a blogger at environmentally friendly tech blog EcoGeek, said a widespread switch to Linux could prevent millions of tons of waste from going into landfills."
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