French Police Ditch Windows for Ubuntu

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Alias, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Alias

    Alias Guest

    French police deal blow to Microsoft

    by Christina Mackenzie Wed Jan 30, 4:28 AM ET

    PARIS (AFP) - The French paramilitary police force said Wednesday it
    is ditching Microsoft for the free Linux operating system, becoming
    one of the biggest administrations in the world to make the break.

    The gendarmerie's 70,000 desktops currently use Microsoft's
    Windows XPoperating system. But these will progressively change
    over to the
    Linux system distributed by Ubuntu, explained Colonel Nicolas Geraud,
    deputy director of the gendarmerie's IT department.

    "We will introduce Linux every time we have to replace a desktop
    computer," he said, "so this year we expect to change 5,000-8,000 to
    Ubuntu and then 12,000-15,000 over the next four years so that every
    desktop uses the Linux operating system by 2013-2014."


    Alias, Jan 30, 2008
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    BFD. So a police department decides to use Linux. I bet that gives you one
    big HARD-ON!

    Just FYI :)
    Bill Yanaire, Jan 30, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    Sign of the times.
    Erm, no it doesn't. Why should it?
    Oh, how cute and clever.

    Alias, Jan 30, 2008
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    norm Guest

    FYI, if the situation were reversed, you would probably be the one with
    a hard-on.
    norm, Jan 30, 2008
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    Bill Guest

    And the French too boot! Now there is a trend setting bunch :)
    Bill, Jan 30, 2008
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    Bill Yanaire Guest

    Nope. Not even close. If a big police department decided to go with
    Windows, who cares.

    Alias just loves to let everyone know when another copy of Linux is used.
    It just makes his day
    Bill Yanaire, Jan 30, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    hehehe...I guess a lot of people will have to be paying their speeding
    tickets in France!
    Frank, Jan 30, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    The French paramilitary police force doesn't involve itself in parking
    tickets, not that parking tickets had *anything* to do with the article.
    It was only a lame (again) attempt on your part to distract from the

    Alias, Jan 30, 2008

  9. I bet Inspector Clouseau made the decision.
    thetruthhurts , Jan 30, 2008
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    AlexB Guest

    Hercule Poirot did it. I know it. He hates the Americans.

    I hope it will have a major impact on the crime spree in the country. They
    have so many African Arabs that without Ubuntu it is hard to imagine how
    they can handle them. That is 's territory. He is
    in class struggle.

    What shocks me it that the French do have computers!!! They have resisted
    the Internet for a very simple reason (paranoid reason actually) that it is
    a vehicle of Anglo-Saxon cultural imperialism. Just a couple years ago I saw
    a documentary where they showed a French judge sitting in her office and
    talking to the media. Her desk is covered with unimaginable piles of paper
    folders with no computer in sight.

    This decision will definitely elevate the French sagging spirit, although
    they do not give a damn about anything. They just love to punch Uncle Sam in
    the nose even if the impact is just symbolic. A major Software and Hardware
    nation, the French Republic has chosen its own way.

    If you can count anything over two dozen computers in the French gendarmerie
    I will give you a dollar.

    There are no French in the French Legion! Have you seen the movie? What are
    we talking about? They are all on extended vacation after working 3 hours a
    day. A380 is hanging on by a thread with as many orders as for Ubuntu.

    This is just pathetic.
    AlexB, Jan 30, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    I guess your anger made you post the article and it blinded you to my
    I said "speeding tickets".
    You're an out of control, hate filled spammer mr liar, mr troll.
    You're descending into the bowels of perdition...LOL!
    Frank, Jan 30, 2008
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    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , Jan 30, 2008
  13. You're not the most travelled, cultured or educated moron in your
    mid-western states trailer park, are you?

    Poirot was Belgian, and in every story there was some idiot that thought he
    was French, much to his annoyance.

    And the French are a high-tech country, you may be surprised to know, and
    had something called Minitel, that predates the web by many years.

    Synapse Syndrome, Jan 30, 2008
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    Brian W Guest

    Who cares? Over in the UK, the French are not very well liked by anyone!
    Brian W, Jan 30, 2008
  15. I doubt you are above cheap shots, so I'll recognise my typing mistake.

    Synapse Syndrome, Jan 30, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    They don't deal with speeding tickets and your lame attempt to distract
    from the message is just that, lame.
    The pathetic thing is that Frank thinks he's being cute and clever
    whereas, in reality, he's making a fool out of himself with his lies,
    insults, profanity and bluster.

    Alias, Jan 30, 2008
  17. UK? Hell try the rest of the world. The French are an arrogant lot
    that has not contributed anything to society for several hundred
    years. I bet Frank is French.
    thetruthhurts , Jan 30, 2008
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    Alias Guest

    Bigotry in the UK, you say? And you're proud of it?

    Alias, Jan 30, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    More of your lies and distortions? I didn't say they dealt with speeding
    tickets did I?
    I'm not the angry out of control lying linux troll.
    You are.
    Frank, Jan 30, 2008
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    Frank Guest

    How much?...LOL!
    I think you're broke!
    Frank, Jan 30, 2008
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