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Re: [News] GNU/Linux Desktops a Success in the French Police



Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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Towards the freedom of the operating system: the French Gendarmerie goes for
Ubuntu

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| In 2001 the Gendarmerie Nationale, France's national police force, started | introducing open source software. The main goals were to gain greater | independence and flexibility than proprietary software could offer. The | decision to migrate all new workstations to Ubuntu, taken in January 2008, | was the most important step in this transition so far. `----

http://www.osor.eu/case_studies/towards-the-freedom-of-the-operating-system-the-french-gendarmerie-goes-for-ubuntu


same article:
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In 2005 the Gendarmerie took another step towards free software. As the first great software transition the office suite Microsoft Office was replaced by the open source counterpart OpenOffice,

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“We didn't want any of our software to force us to employ a special operating system”.
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