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[News] Germany: 'Cost of Open Source desktop maintenance is by far the lowest'

  • Subject: [News] Germany: 'Cost of Open Source desktop maintenance is by far the lowest'
  • From: "nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 05:40:52 -0700 (PDT)
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<Quote>
Open Source desktops are far cheaper to maintain than proprietary
desktop configurations, says Rolf Schuster, a diplomat at the German
Embassy in Madrid and the former head of IT at the Foreign
Ministry....

The Foreign Ministry is migrating all of its 11.000 desktops to GNU/
Linux and other Open source applications. According to Schuster, this
has drastically reduced maintenance costs in comparison with other
ministries. "The Foreign Ministry is running desktops in many far away
and some very difficult locations. Yet we spend only one thousand euro
per desktop per year. That is far lower than other ministries, that on
average spend more than 3000 euro per desktop per year."
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http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk/content/view/1279/4/lang,en/

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