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French MPs dump Windows for Linux

author alang

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

Open-source supporters have welcomed this decision, making all computers with the French Police have Linux operating systems instead of Windows.

“This will be the first case of a French public institution switching its PCs onto a Linux operating system. Previous open source initiatives concerned servers, as was the case with the Ministry of Agriculture, or OpenOffice and Firefox, which were brought into use by France’s gendarmerie.”

A spokesperson for the parliament’s administration said that a decision on the exact Linux build (Ubuntu, Red Hat etc.) has been made yet.


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