French Gendarmerie migration solutions and office computer free , considered the world’s largest to date, continues favorably, reports Wired.
recall that the French police began their migration, first from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice.org, in 2004. Five years had increased the bet, because apart from changing the office suite, Ubuntu replaces Windows XP computers in 5000. saving was then 50 million from the start of the project.
been more than four years and the news we get now is that everything is as it should. French police currently use computers 37,000 with GendBuntu, a modified version of Ubuntu (12.04) that by 2015, once the migration is complete, be 72,000 . In addition, they rely on other Open Source software, such as Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird, with a presence in 90,000 teams .
estimates the savings on software licensesso far by the Gendarmerie is 40%. Although “direct benefits licensing savings are just the tip of the iceberg. An Open Source industrialized desktop is a powerful impetus for IT management “said Stéphane Dumont, one of the managers migration techniques.