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Re: City of Birmingham Wishes to Extend Its Use of Linux

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Reporter
on 5 Mar 2007 16:31:18 -0800
> On Mar 5, 6:56 pm, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Birmingham considers Linux extension
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Birmingham City Council is supporting the National Open Centre,
>> | an organisation that was launched this week to promote discussions
>> | and policy on deploying open-source software.
>> `----
>> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39286157,00.htm
>> You may also recall Microsoft's involvement the last time Birmingham migrated
>> PCs to Linux. Microsoft will sabotage Linux adoption any time they get the
>> chance (e.g. Indiana, London, Munich). They never observe this quietly and
>> often they use proxies to do their 'dirty job' and put people's jobs under
>> threat. The same goes for OpenDocument, which is taking over America, one
>> state at a time.
> Rosa Parks refused to to give up her copy of Vista for Linux in
> Birmingham.

1955-12-01: Ms. Parks refused to relinquish her seat
on a bus to a white man, and was subsequently arrested
and charged.

1992-08-25: The inaugural Linus Torvald's post regarding
a then-new OS in comp.os.minix.

2005-10-24: Rosa Parks died; six days later she was buried,
after being given the rare honor of lying in state in the
US Capitol Rotunda.

2007-01-17: The new Microsoft operating system
Windows Vista was released to the clamoring multitudes.
(FSVO "new", "operating", "multitudes", "clamoring", and

2007-03-05: You posted. :-)

#191, ewill3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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