[ubuntu-uk] French paramilitary police switch to Ubuntu

Chris Rowson christopherrowson at gmail.com
Thu Jan 31 12:12:23 GMT 2008

I don't know if many people caught this on Slashdot, but for those of
you who didn't...

Basically, the French paramilitary police are replacing Microsoft XP
on 70,000 desktops with Ubuntu.

Quote from Colonel Nicolas Geraud, deputy director of the
gendarmerie's IT department.

"We will introduce Linux every time we have to replace a desktop
computer," he said, "so this year we expect to change 5,000-8,000 to
Ubuntu and then 12,000-15,000 over the next four years so that every
desktop uses the Linux operating system by 2013-2014."



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