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Re: [News] International Embassies Run GNU/Linux on the Desktop

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____/ Sinister Midget on Tuesday 04 November 2008 06:50 : \____

> On 2008-11-04, Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
>> On Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:13:04 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Odd that it took them 4 years to do it.
>> "The Foreign Ministry in 2001 began migrating its back-end IT systems to
>> Open Source in order to provide all embassies and consulates with Internet
>> access and email. "Our strategy was to use as far as possible Open
>> Standards and Open Source. Reduction of costs was the main reason for this
>> decision." Upon completion of this project, the ministry decided in
>> ***2004*** to also migrate the desktops."
> So, you're of the opinion that everything that was in use before should
> be dropped cold and implemented under a whole new system all at once?
> No wonder you had so much trouble getting a simple firewall working.

A lot of people keep dual-booting for many years until a generation of
software 'fades' and the user conveniently goes GNU/Linux-only. I fall under
this category as well.

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