After switching 37,000 PCs to Ubuntu, French Armed Forces says open source cuts costs 40 percent

After switching 37,000 PCs to Ubuntu, French Armed Forces says open source cuts costs 40 percent

(from geek.com)

“The savings were revealed at the Evento Linux conference held in Lisbon last week. And unlike predicted costs, which Microsoft can claim are incorrect or not proven, the French Gendarmerie is talking from a point where they currently have 30,000 PCs transitioned to an open source solution, and have been running them for years.”

Kind like obvious, many public agencies in the US have moved towards open software, including some mayor players, such as FBI, Air Force, Navy and NASA.

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