Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with, Firefox and an open source email client.
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Things to consider
by hraq on Mon 27th Nov 2006 12:27 UTC
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It's an excellent move.

They will still face some other problems:

1. Choosing the right stable distro

2. Upgrading the RAM on all the 1000 PCs currently running windows, as linux is so hungry for RAM.

3. Setting up the permissions of file/program/device access.

4. Updating linux very carefully, as some updates change the kernel and render some device modules useless, unless you rebuild the module for 1000 PC by means of a deployment method

My choice would go with Redhat if they would require any support or CentOS if they don't require any support, but still needs to enjoy the stability power of Redhat.

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