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Extremadura to move all of its 40,000 desktops to open source

open sourceLast time I’ve heard about a big move like this, German Foreign office was switching back to Windows after 10 years. Now a post on a blog of the european commission website is announcing that Spain’s autonomous region of Extremadura is going to move to a complete open source desktop.

The plan is to migrate 40,000 desktop PCs to a Debian distribution making this move the second largest open source migration right between the French Gendarmerie (90,000 desktops) and the German … Continue Reading

German Foreign Office switches back to Windows

Open Source in GermanyI have read a news yesterday that left me astonished. The German government confirmed that the Foreign German Office is switching back to Windows after 10 years of Linux and Open Source software.

During the last 10 years the German Foreign Office gradually incremented the use of open source software both on server and desktop sides to save money.

Officially, the reasons behind the recent change of direction are mainly regarding the desktop area. Despite the fact Linux has proved … Continue Reading