French police move from Windows to Ubuntu Linux

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There are many reasons to switch to a Linux desktop from Windows. Better security; not having to worry over possible built-in privacy leaks; and, last but never least, Linux is cheaper... a lot cheaper.

That's the big reason why the Gendarmerie, which with the Police Nationale, serves France as a national police force, has been slowly, but surely moving to a customized version of Ubuntu Linux, from Windows XP.
French police move from Windows to Ubuntu Linux | ZDNet
 

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Not really impressed. No big deal.
 

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Who really cares what the French do.
 

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Actually, I do care what other countries do, don't think we are an island. That said, this is really no big deal.

Linux is actually pretty sweet. Problem is, at the consumer level it is still not very mature. It is more of a business OS.

When I say "consumer" I mean granny in the cabin and even many gamers.
 

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nice to know then that next time I'm in France the Police will be too busy re-booting their computers to worry about actually doing sensible stuff like catching criminals. !!!

I'll bet the CRS (French Riot Police) don't bother with computers when they are out on the Streets beating the ***T out of everybody in sight. !!

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1) ubuntu is linux version of spying, so they are big noobs because of that decision, it will be a "big deal" moving from xp to ubuntu :D 2) They should install ubuntu into their cars, that would make their cars "best" in the world :D
 

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