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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Excellent news but ...
by Budd on Mon 27th Nov 2006 11:34 UTC
Budd
Member since:
2005-07-08

...I hope this is not only a political stunt.

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RE: Excellent news but ...
by Kroc on Mon 27th Nov 2006 12:25 in reply to "Excellent news but ..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Political stunt!? This is France, not America, give them some credit.

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RE[2]: Excellent news but ...
by ronaldst on Mon 27th Nov 2006 13:13 in reply to "RE: Excellent news but ..."
ronaldst Member since:
2005-06-29

LOL

that was great sarcasm.

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RE[2]: Excellent news but ...
by ma_d on Mon 27th Nov 2006 16:30 in reply to "RE: Excellent news but ..."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

Yea, we know, that's why we're worried...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Revolution

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RE: Excellent news but ...
by load_mic on Mon 27th Nov 2006 14:02 in reply to "Excellent news but ..."
load_mic Member since:
2005-12-13

With governments everything is political;)
With all that's going on these days, why would any government have any part of their information infrastructure controlled by a foreign group?

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RE[2]: Excellent news but ...
by poohgee on Mon 27th Nov 2006 16:14 in reply to "Excellent news but ..."
poohgee Member since:
2005-08-13

Well .. maybe half half - half politics - half belief .

Some things are still typically French - in a positive way .

Like closing shops during the day or all their "ridiculous" protesting - we could really learn something from them here in Germany - but then we just dont care enough & just want our peace ;) - which also isn't bad .

But a tendency away from MS towards OpenSource freedom might just be something fitting into the French mentality .


Highly IMOd ;)


Good Luck ;)

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