Canon has been using the same principle in a couple of lenses for some time now. The lenses themselves are pretty damn expensive but well regarded; I hope the telescope meets similar success.
Specifically, it looks to reduce Windows as the server OS.Oracle, NEC, IBM, HP, Hitachi and Dell are among 10 IT equipment and software vendors that are forming a consortium to develop and sell Linux-based servers and computers for the Japanese market. The move by the vendors to collaborate on Linux in Japan comes from a edict from the country's government to make Linux and open source a priority for all IT procurements, starting this July.
The government has said explicitly it wants to decrease its reliance on Microsoft as a server operating system platform.
"It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underware." -- Norm, from _Cheers_