After Munich and Toulouse converted to Linux and to OpenOffice and LibreOffice, the fever Open Source wins Italy. It is the turn of Turin wanting to free itself from the tyranny of proprietary software , as the site Torino.repubblica.it says.
It seems to be the stopping of Microsoft to support Windows XP that has let the city deciding to switch to Linux, in this case to the Ubuntu distribution for substantial savings of € 6 million in five years. The calculations included a gain of EUR 300 on 8300 PC for the licenses of Windows and Office
The migration to Ubuntu, OpenOffice and Mozilla will begin this autumn and will last a year and half to make Turin the first Open Source city. It will remain to train users and make them adopt the new tools, which is not necessarily the easiest part. We learned this summer that the city of Munich could return to Microsoft. If migration to Linux has been considered a success by officials who had committed the municipal team that succeeded it last March ensures that a portion of users would still struggling to adapt to the new software."
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