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    Jeff Church Guest

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    France chooses Ubuntu Linux over Microsoft

    Whilst France is currently in the throws of a vicious election campaign, it
    seems that quietly in the background another victory has taken place. The
    victory isnıt just for freedom, it seems that the victory is for free
    software.

    On Friday the French National Assembly choose to use Linux and not Microsoft
    for the 577 French deputies and their assistants.

    Following on from a recent decision to use Linux as the desktop for
    Peugeotıs 20,000 workers it seems that France has begun to fully embrace the
    world of open source software.

    With the announcement from the National Assembly that the government
    administrators and legislators will be using the free Ubuntu version of
    Linux it is likely that others will follow pace quickly.

    Microsoft is the biggest loser from this decision as it not only means lose
    of sales and support for its operating system, but the adoption of an open
    source (and free) alternative to its lucrative office suite.

    At the same time this will send shudders down the spine of Microsoft as it
    struggles with both the EU and getting its new office standard accepted as,
    the next generation document standard.

    This also comes on the back of Microsoftıs newest release, Vista being
    banned by the US Department of Transport for internal use.

    That Linux is accelerating rapidly in the server market is not in doubt,
    that it is now starting to make headway on the desktop should be a strong
    indicator of things to come.

    With a government body as representative as the French National Assembly
    choosing a new, free Linux distribution such as Ubuntu maybe this is after
    all the year of Linux.



    Original story can be seen at
    http://www.invbiznews.com/wordpress/...-ubuntu-linux/



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  3. #2


    Lee Guest

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    "Jeff Church" <jeff@jlctcs.com> wrote in message
    news:C21F48B7.200A%jeff@jlctcs.com...
    > France chooses Ubuntu Linux over Microsoft
    >
    > Whilst France is currently in the throws of a vicious election campaign,
    > it
    > seems that quietly in the background another victory has taken place. The
    > victory isnıt just for freedom, it seems that the victory is for free
    > software.
    >
    > On Friday the French National Assembly choose to use Linux and not
    > Microsoft
    > for the 577 French deputies and their assistants.
    >
    > Following on from a recent decision to use Linux as the desktop for
    > Peugeotıs 20,000 workers it seems that France has begun to fully embrace
    > the
    > world of open source software.
    >
    > With the announcement from the National Assembly that the government
    > administrators and legislators will be using the free Ubuntu version of
    > Linux it is likely that others will follow pace quickly.
    >
    > Microsoft is the biggest loser from this decision as it not only means
    > lose
    > of sales and support for its operating system, but the adoption of an open
    > source (and free) alternative to its lucrative office suite.
    >
    > At the same time this will send shudders down the spine of Microsoft as it
    > struggles with both the EU and getting its new office standard accepted
    > as,
    > the next generation document standard.
    >
    > This also comes on the back of Microsoftıs newest release, Vista being
    > banned by the US Department of Transport for internal use.
    >
    > That Linux is accelerating rapidly in the server market is not in doubt,
    > that it is now starting to make headway on the desktop should be a strong
    > indicator of things to come.
    >
    > With a government body as representative as the French National Assembly
    > choosing a new, free Linux distribution such as Ubuntu maybe this is after
    > all the year of Linux.
    >
    >
    >
    > Original story can be seen at
    > http://www.invbiznews.com/wordpress/...-ubuntu-linux/


    Who cares? This a Vista newsgroup.


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  4. #3


    Kirk Guest

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    I find it funny when people post these kind of things. It's well known that
    the Eruopean community has issues with Microsoft. It's also well known that
    most businesses and corporations won't immediately shift to a new OS such as
    Vista without extensive analysis of it's effects on their production. I
    know that when XP was initially released, I was using a workstation that had
    Windows 2000 on it. Our IT department was not about to put XP on
    everybody's PCs. I had it on my home PC and was quite happy with it. It
    took 2 years before we began to transition to XP and XPSP1 and that was only
    when we got updated PCs (about every 2-3 years). Then it took another year
    before we went to SP2. I'm retired now, but I doubt very seriously that
    they will be jumping into Vista any time in the near future (read 2-3
    years).

    Kirk

    "Jeff Church" <jeff@jlctcs.com> wrote in message
    news:C21F48B7.200A%jeff@jlctcs.com...
    > France chooses Ubuntu Linux over Microsoft
    >
    > Whilst France is currently in the throws of a vicious election campaign,
    > it
    > seems that quietly in the background another victory has taken place. The
    > victory isnıt just for freedom, it seems that the victory is for free
    > software.
    >
    > On Friday the French National Assembly choose to use Linux and not
    > Microsoft
    > for the 577 French deputies and their assistants.
    >
    > Following on from a recent decision to use Linux as the desktop for
    > Peugeotıs 20,000 workers it seems that France has begun to fully embrace
    > the
    > world of open source software.
    >
    > With the announcement from the National Assembly that the government
    > administrators and legislators will be using the free Ubuntu version of
    > Linux it is likely that others will follow pace quickly.
    >
    > Microsoft is the biggest loser from this decision as it not only means
    > lose
    > of sales and support for its operating system, but the adoption of an open
    > source (and free) alternative to its lucrative office suite.
    >
    > At the same time this will send shudders down the spine of Microsoft as it
    > struggles with both the EU and getting its new office standard accepted
    > as,
    > the next generation document standard.
    >
    > This also comes on the back of Microsoftıs newest release, Vista being
    > banned by the US Department of Transport for internal use.
    >
    > That Linux is accelerating rapidly in the server market is not in doubt,
    > that it is now starting to make headway on the desktop should be a strong
    > indicator of things to come.
    >
    > With a government body as representative as the French National Assembly
    > choosing a new, free Linux distribution such as Ubuntu maybe this is after
    > all the year of Linux.
    >
    >
    >
    > Original story can be seen at
    > http://www.invbiznews.com/wordpress/...-ubuntu-linux/
    >
    >



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