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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RE: Things to consider
by walterbyrd on Mon 27th Nov 2006 12:43 UTC in reply to "Things to consider"
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What a load of FUD.

>>They will still face some other problems<<

As opposed to what? Do you think windows is problem free? Do you think "upgrading" to Vista will be easy?

>>1. Choosing the right stable distro<<

Easy to do, I'll bet they have already done that. BTW: there are several desktop versions of Vista, and if you chose the wrong one - you have to pay for your mistake.

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

WTF? The more advanced versions of Vista will not run correctly without 2GB of RAM. And 3D video up the wahzoo.

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

As it should be with any OS. It's called security. Maybe, one day, msft users will understand.

>>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<<

Same with windows. Upgrading to W2K broke all kinds of drivers etc. Even XP/SP2 broke all kinds of compatibility.

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