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French National Assembly Receives First Open Source Laptops

Mozilla Links publishes French National Assembly receives first open source laptops:

“Open source software-loaded laptops are now being delivered to members of the French National Assembly. The French government found that software license costs surpassed training and deployment investments so the decision to move to open source was taken and Linagora, a French company specialized in open source software projects, was hired for the transition. The laptops come loaded with a customized version of Ubuntu 7.04 and productivity applications that include Firefox 2.0, 2.1, Thunderbird 2.0, Lightning, VLC Media Player and Adobe Reader.”

I’ve mentioned the plans for this migration in French Parliament Moving Toward Ubuntu and French MPs Dump Windows for Linux. It’s great to see it come to fruition.

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