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    LA Considering Open Source

    Los Angeles is considering a move to open source office software. Cost to upgrade their 26000 desktop computers with Microsoft Office at $200 per copy is 5.2 Million dollars. Bet that Bill Gates missing sleep. MORE

    source: FCW.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    Bet that Bill Gates missing sleep.
    I doubt it. $5.2 million,thats his earnings per hour. Just pocket money to him.
    Last edited by Reverend; February 12th, 2005 at 20:16 PM.

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    I think this is more good for LA than bad for Microsoft. But there will be some costs in going open source, but they are far less than sticking with proprietary software from MS.

    YOu see this trend to open source. I think it is just good for the open source community. The more using it, the more likely it will get only better.


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    Boo Hoo Hoo for Microsoft...as if Big Bill will miss the money....lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    I think this is more good for LA than bad for Microsoft.
    If a city the size of LA can obtain the kind of savings discussed in the article, many other cities may investigate how much they could save. It has happened in several cities in Europe. All of them have money issues.

    I think that I will send a copy of this article to my local government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    If a city the size of LA can obtain the kind of savings discussed in the article, many other cities may investigate how much they could save. It has happened in several cities in Europe. All of them have money issues.

    I think that I will send a copy of this article to my local government.
    thats right, this is what BG is crying about

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