Case Study: French Gendarmerie Moves to Ubuntu

Rikki Kite

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May 13, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

In March, we wrote about the French national police force's effort to save about US$ 50,000,000 by moving to Ubuntu. More recently, Dee-Ann LeBlanc posted a case study on the switch to Ubuntu, called Linux Picked in Gendarmerie Lineup.

Dee-Ann writes, "The goal was never specifically to migrate away from Windows, or to Linux. Instead, the goal was to free themselves to change any piece of software easily, and they included operating systems as one of those software components."

In addition to explaining what led up to the move, Dee-Ann does a nice job of summarizing how the process went and how much money the police force has saved so far.

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