Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Dec 2006 18:20 UTC, submitted by Barnabyh
Linux European governments have long complained about their dependence on Microsoft's software, but their rhetoric has not turned into a mass migration away from Windows. During the past few years, Europe's elected officials have made a lot of noise about ambitious projects to switch to open source software, including big migrations of government PCs in France, Germany, Spain and Norway. Yet the actual migrations have been negligible. More than 95 percent of all PCs used by European government workers still run on Windows, according to the market research firm IDC.
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Simon Gray
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2006-06-04

Because OSX is not an option? It's just as proprietary as Windows.

BSD could be an option, but why not just use Linux then which has the most momentum of the two?

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hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

I never said they should switch to OSX... So i don't know where you get that from. So insted taking a serious look at whats out there you should just go for the hype?

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gonzo Member since:
2005-11-10

I never said they should switch to OSX... So i don't know where you get that from. So insted taking a serious look at whats out there you should just go for the hype?

LOL You're telling me to be serious?

So, enlighten me, what else is out there, that can be successfully deployed on desktop, as Windows replacement? OK, so it's not Linux, it's not MacOS X.. OK, what else? But, please, take your own advice and be serious before you spit it out.

And why aren't those European governments moving to those other systems? Because they're not serious?

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