Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Mar 2006 14:30 UTC, submitted by Andy Updegrove
Features, Office "Microsoft has lost a head-to-head competition with OpenDocument Format supporting software, with the decision of the Bristol, England City Council to convert its 5500 desktops from Office to Sun's ODF compliant StarOffice office suite. The City, after extensive study, concluded that it would save 60% of total costs of ownership over a five year period by making the switch. And, as an assist to cities, it has made the documentation of its analysis and other materials available at the Open Source Academy Website in the UK."
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Didn't expect that!
by Vanders on Fri 31st Mar 2006 18:24 UTC
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What a pleasent surprise. I live and work in Bristol (Actually, I live in South Glos., so I only sort of live in Bristol) and had no idea StarOffice/ODF was even being considered. I guess there really is intelligent life lurking in the Council House on College Green, as much as the idea surprises me.

ODF? Gert lush!

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