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: WOW!
by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:02 UTC in reply to "WOW!"
Xaero_Vincent
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2006-08-18

NotParker,

Force GNU/Linux pre-installed on brand name systems like Dell and watch how fast consumer market share would jump.

This is specifically how fantastic operating systems such as Windows 98 and ME came to power in it's day.

Any questions?

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v RE[2]: WOW!
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:17 in reply to "RE: WOW!"
RE[3]: WOW!
by Xaero_Vincent on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: WOW!"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Yeah except you have to multiply by 100 to move the decimal two places.

.36% * 100 = 36%

36% marketshare looks about right after a few years of Linuxified Dells.

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