[clug] Any Public Service organisations using Linix desktop and Open Office?

Brian bnc at astronomicalresearchaustralia.org
Fri Jul 4 01:43:01 GMT 2008


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>> You can mandate lots of things.  You have been talking about how
>> Microsoft software is essentially mandated in much of the government
>> and business.  How come it's OK to mandate Microsoft but not FLOSS?
> No I didn't! I said it's installed, not mandated.
> Linux can be put on the desktop in lots of places:
> Home user: Fine.
> Small Business: Fine.
> Medium Business with good planning: Fine
> Brand new Govt Department: Fine!
> The problem is that with existing departments with existing staff and 
> data, it's probably more expensive to change that the money it saves.
Just wanted to respond to this one point.
It does not have to be a new dept.
At some point all depts will have to migrate.

Here is a real world example


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