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From: "Glen Newton" <>
Date: 2013-10-01 12:22 PM
Subject: [CivicAccess-discuss] "French Gendarmerie: "Open source desktop
lowers TCO by 40%""
To: "GOSLING members in Ottawa" <>,
"civicaccess discuss" <>

"Using an open source desktop lowers the total cost of ownership by
40%, in savings on proprietary software licences and by reducing costs
on IT management. Using Ubuntu Linux massively reduces the number of
local technical interventions, says Major St├ęphane Dumond. "The direct
benefits of saving on licences are the tip of the iceberg. An
industrialised open source desktop is a powerful lever for IT

The Gendarmerie now employs 37,000 Ubuntu Linux desktops. In the
summer of next year, it expects to have completed the switch, and will
then have 72,000 Ubuntu-Linux workstations. That makes it Europe's and
possibly world-wide the largest example of a public administration
using open source on workstations.

"It is possible to deploy thousands of Linux desktops. We did", the
Major said, speaking at the Evento Linux conference, which took place
in the city of Lisbon, Portugal, on 26 September."


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