Thursday, January 31, 2008

French Police Migrate to Linux

It has been reported that French paramilitary police force will abandon Windows and Microsoft and switch to Linux (Ubuntu) and it will become one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break. The migration has started from 2005 and at that time, the first application they migrate is the office application. They switched to and one year later, they migrate their browser to Firefox.
They expect to change 5,000-8,000 desktops to Ubuntu and then 12,000-15,000 over the next four years so that every desktop uses the Linux operating system by 2013-2014
It's quite logical, since in 2004, they had to buy 13000 license for office suites (that's a lot). By migrating to Open Source, in the next three years, they only need to buy only 27 licenses (huge amount of reduction).

Check the news on Yahoo News

Thanks to Sophie for the news big grin