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[News] GNU/Linux Comes to British Schools, British Stock Market

  • Subject: [News] GNU/Linux Comes to British Schools, British Stock Market
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2010 02:00:01 +0000
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Linux in the school office

,----[ Quote ]
| We had all but given up on the FOSS MIS in UK 
| schools and had resigned ourselves to 
| virtualising an MS server instance on what 
| otherwise would have been a pure Linux server 
| stack just to run SIMS.
| However, it seems to me now to be a MIS-take! 
| To elaborate on this it is necessary to look 
| at the trends in the market. 


LSE and Intel

,----[ Quote ]
| Thereâs news that the London Stock Exchange 
| plans to move to GNU/Linux within 12 months. 
| There is also a story on Groklaw about 
| GNU/Linux meeting the needs of Intel better 
| than that other OS ten years ago. GNU/Linux is 
| a great OS.



Troubled Â12bn NHS IT system to be scaled back

,----[ Quote ]
| The government is to scale back its Â12bn NHS
| IT system in what the Tories are calling a
| "massive U-turn".
| Chancellor Alistair Darling said he would be
| delaying parts of the scheme in Wednesday's
| pre-Budget Report as it was "not essential to
| the frontline".



Lawmaker blasts U.K. government on Microsoft policy

,----[ Quote ]
| "A member of Parliament of the United Kingdom has launched a stinging
| attack on the U.K. government's IT strategy, saying that it has given
| Microsoft too much control.
| John Pugh, who is a member of Parliament, or MP, for Southport and a
| member of the Public Accounts Committee, was speaking in an
| adjournment debate on Tuesday that he had called. The aim of the
| debate, he said, was to explore the alternatives to using Microsoft
| software, including open source."
| [...]

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