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Microsoft U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron's cost-cutting drive.
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RE[3]: Until they need support
by dylansmrjones on Mon 12th Jul 2010 02:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Until they need support"
dylansmrjones
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Do you have sources for your claim that on-site linux support is more expensive than on-site support for any other solution?

There is no dependency on Oracle for OpenOffice. Also ODF-documents are not tied to OpenOffice. If Oracle screws up, one can switch to another ODF-compliant office suite.

There will be initial costs when switching to GNU/Linux or *BSD but these are small compared with the cost savings acquired following the transition. There is also initial costs when switching to Windows from GNU/Linux or *BSD, but no cost savings to get afterwards.

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