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.
Thread beginning with comment 185688
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Seems only right
by Sphinx on Mon 27th Nov 2006 14:42 UTC
Sphinx
Member since:
2005-07-09

After all the French practically invented freedom.

Reply Score: 0

RE: Seems only right
by dylansmrjones on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:00 in reply to "Seems only right"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

One would claim it was invented by the greeks or the vikings or some forgotten creature in our hidden past :p

The french also invented the guillotine - don't forget that ;)

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Seems only right
by dcwrwrfhndz on Tue 28th Nov 2006 10:06 in reply to "RE: Seems only right"
dcwrwrfhndz Member since:
2006-05-26

Guillotine was invented to give a less cruel death.
Maybe it failed, but later other things were invented like lethal injection and electric chair and they are even worse in terms of sufference inflicted.
And while guillotine isn't used anymore, the other are still used.

Edited 2006-11-28 10:23

Reply Parent Score: 3

v The French invented Surrender
by tomcat on Mon 27th Nov 2006 21:32 in reply to "Seems only right"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Use of such stereotypes will only showcase your own ignorance.

Reply Parent Score: 4