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  1. #1
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    Nov 2002

    French parliament dumping Windows for Linux

    French parliament dumping Windows for Linux

    France's gendarmes and Ministry of Culture and Communication have done it, and now members of the country's parliarment are about to switch to open source.

    Starting in June 2007, PCs in French deputes' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open-source productivity software.

    The project, backed by parliament members Richard Cazenave and Bernard Carayon of the Union for a Popular Movement party, will see 1,154 French parliamentary workstations running on Linux, with productivity software, the Firefox Web browser and an open-source e-mail client.

    "The study showed that open-source software will from now on offer functionality adapted to the needs of MPs (members of parliament) and will allow us to make substantial savings despite the associated migration and training costs," the parliament said.

  2. #2
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    Oct 2002
    Under Your Skin
    Good move....
    Windows 10 to Linux and Mac OSX: I'm PARSECs better than you. Eat my dust!!!

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