[clug] OT: Congratulations Caroline...

jhock jhock at iinet.net.au
Mon Oct 27 21:42:27 GMT 2008

Then isn't it time for us to lobby a person in Government, who
understands the LINUX issues, to get LINUX into the Government.  Someone
like ... Caroline?  

I run UBUNTU on my desk top and it is very easy to use.  My five year
old son knows how to use it.  I can't imagine anyone not being able to
use it who currently usees M$ office etc.  When do we let the public
know that LINUX is not for nerds but for the general public?

When will a Government be proactive and use the open source mostly free
software rather than support a money grabbing company?  The ACT
Government has always been leading the others.  Here is their chance to
do something good in the world.  ;--)


On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 16:52 +1100, Ian Bardsley wrote:
> I reckon that would be an astronomical figure which would make the 
> average Tax Payer shudder in disbelief.  What I do know however is that 
> what ever the figure is, it's about 10k times more than it's worth.
> Regards to all
> Fred Pilcher wrote:
> > On a partly-related issue, does anyone know how much Australian 
> > governments spend annually on Microsoft license fees?
> >
> > It's a big ask, I know, since it's undoubtedly "commercial in 
> > confidence", but has anyone every done any back-of-the-envelope 
> > calculations?
> >
> > Fred
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