French National Assembly switches to Linux
Deputies elected to the French National Assembly in the next legislative session will find open-source software on their desktop PCs.
The use of free software will result in substantial cost savings, despite the cost of migration and training, the Assembly said.
Free and open-source software now offers all the functions the deputies need, according to a study conducted at the request of the president of the assembly, Jean-Louis Debré.
The software on the deputies' computers will include the Linux operating system, the OpenOffice productivity suite, the Firefox web browser and an open-source email application.