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+ - Cabinet Office publishes open source procurement t->

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similar_name (1164087) writes "From the Register "The Cabinet Office has published an open source procurement toolkit for the public sector on its website.

It said the purpose is to ensure that there is a level playing field for open source and proprietary software and that some of the myths associated with open source are dispelled. The toolkit includes six documents:
  • All About Open Source – including FAQs;
  • ICT Advice Note — Procurement of Open Source;
  • Procurement Policy Note on Open Source;
  • OSS Options; Total Cost of Ownership;
  • CESG Guidance on Open Source (this site will only open for users who have previously registered with a .gsi.gov.uk email address).
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+ - Ubuntu pre-installed in non-english->

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similar_name writes "I live in North Texas and I want to start selling used computers with Ubuntu pre-installed non-English. I've already set one up and Google easily translates web pages. I need hardware. Where can I find parts as well as complete systems in bulk? A few years old is no problem (and actually preferable) as well as buying parts a la pallet and putting them together. Best suggestions, keeping Linux compatibility in mind?"
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