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Jeff Church

#1
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 isn¹t 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
Peugeot¹s 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 Microsoft¹s 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/france-chooses-ubuntu-linux/
 

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#2
"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 isn¹t 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
> Peugeot¹s 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 Microsoft¹s 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/france-chooses-ubuntu-linux/


Who cares? This a Vista newsgroup.
 

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K
#3
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 isn¹t 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
> Peugeot¹s 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 Microsoft¹s 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/france-chooses-ubuntu-linux/
>
>
 

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