French Police Force Adopts Ubuntu Linux

CheeseMan42 - March 12, 2009 06:40AM in Open Source

The national police force of France have begun to transition all of their workstations from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux. The change was initiated after they decided that it would be easier to switch to Ubuntu than Vista. An initial test of 5,000 workstations showed that they would be able to cut costs without reducing their capabilities or efficiency. The police force has saved an estimated 50 million Euros since 2004 by making this switch along with switching some of their software to open source as well. They plan to finish the conversion of all 90,000 workstations by 2015. Perhaps the success of this program will inspire others to make the change as well.