Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC
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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How long term?
by darrelljon on Mon 12th Jul 2010 09:10 UTC
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Over 5 years, it'll cost about the same, over 10 years you'll begin to see the savings, over 15 years the savings will be massive. Unfortunately governments can change after 5 years.
Every proprietary solution can be replicated in FOSS more cheaply, particular with an entire government behind it.

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