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[2]: WOW!
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:17 UTC in reply to "RE: WOW!"
NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

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

Dell would go out of business. .36% + 0 = .36%

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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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RE[4]: WOW!
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:59 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

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

I would suggest Dell would go out of business. The margin on PC manufacturing is very, very small.

People want Windows.

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RE[4]: WOW!
by Sphinx on Tue 28th Nov 2006 15:24 in reply to "RE[3]: WOW!"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

You'd think his math would be a lot better the way he's always flinging numbers and statistics around.

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