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French parliament dumping Windows for Linux
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 27 November 2006 07:16

The gendarmes and the Ministry of Culture have done it, and now members of France's parliarment are about to switch to open source. From June 2007, PCs in French deputes' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open-source productivity software.

The project, backed by parliament members Richard Cazenav and Bernard Carayon of the Union for a Popular Movement party, will see 1,154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org , Firefox and an open-source e-mail client.

Story continues at ZDNet.

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