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[4]: WOW!
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 19:59 UTC 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[5]: WOW!
by prince_seth on Mon 27th Nov 2006 20:37 in reply to "RE[4]: WOW!"
prince_seth Member since:
2006-11-22

Rubbish, most people do not even know what Windows is or any other operating system for that matter. They assume it is part of or is the computer. That is all they know.
It's what everyone else is using and it's what comes with the computer. The are not aware of the economics involved. To them it is like the control panel on their DVD player. And trust me, even though dealing with end users is not my job but as an IT professional I am the de facto tech support for friends and family. So trust me they don't even know what it is let alone want it.

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RE[6]: WOW!
by NotParker on Mon 27th Nov 2006 20:42 in reply to "RE[5]: WOW!"
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

Rubbish, most people do not even know what Windows is or any other operating system for that matter.

Thats your opinion.

But when they try to install their games or Office or tens of thousands of other software titles, they'll find out.

And Dell would be toast.

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RE[5]: WOW!
by Sphinx on Tue 28th Nov 2006 15:26 in reply to "RE[4]: WOW!"
Sphinx Member since:
2005-07-09

People want whatever is set in front of them.

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