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 OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[3]: Nice...
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Nice..."
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2006-06-01

Munich also chose to spend 12 million more on Linux than on Windows.

That sends a clear lesson to places like Birmingham (
http://www.linux.org/news/2006/11/24/0007.html).

Linux is way more expensive.

SUSE was headquartered in Munich at the time. Thats the only reason Linux won. Local politics.


"Documents obtained by USA TODAY show Microsoft subsequently lowered its pricing to $31.9 million and then to $23.7 million — an overall 35% price cut. The discounts were for naught.

On May 28, the city council approved a more expensive proposal — $35.7 million — from German Linux distributor SuSE and IBM, a big Linux backer."

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-07-13-micr...

Edited 2006-11-27 20:01

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