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  1. [News] The Police Union in Germany Wants Linux, Fed up with Windows

    Germany Police Union Wants GNU/Linux

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The demand of the police union now is to drop the Microsoft-based software
    | and to reconsider the usage of free and open source systems instead.
    `----

    http://wolfgang.lonien.de/?p=506

    Foreign office also. Germany gradually says goodbye to Microsoft. The network
    effect makes the defection rate not linear.


    Recent:

    Open Document Format gains more support

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The position of the German Foreign Office, as host of the event, was made
    | very clear. The Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in his
    | opening word, called ODF "a completely open and ISO-standardized format",
    | considering it an "excellent basis" for "a free exchange of knowledge and
    | information in a time of globalization". The Foreign Office has already
    | linked its foreign missions in a network using open-source programs and Â*
    | shifted to OpenOffice and Linux operation systems on their laptops and has in
    | view to extend this program to all diplomatic workstations by the middle of
    | 2008. Â* Â* Â*
    `----

    http://www.edri.org/edrigram/number5.21/odf-workshop


    Related:

    German Universities Tap Novell for Infrastructure Needs

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The agreement will give 560,000 students and employees across 33 universities
    | access to key enterprise management and Linux services from Novell, including
    | SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop. Â*
    `----

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070828/aqtu041.html?.v=29


    Linux employment in German schools rises

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | According to a study of the computer science Dienstleisters DLGI the German
    | schools invest into computer science instruction, whereby Linux and
    | OpenOffice.org are increasingly used.
    |
    | The Microsoft monopoly at the schools, which is to be at present about 99%,
    | will crumble in the coming two years, found DLGI out in the study. In this
    | period new PC systems want to purchase, over 40% also new Office software
    | over 50% of the asked schools. Many look actively for alternatives to
    | Microsoft.
    `----

    http://translate.google.com/translat...007/11520.html
    http://www.pro-linux.de/news/2007/11520.html


    Primary school goes Ubuntu

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | I prepared 5 CDs and installed 14 PCs in less than two hours,
    | including account setup and Firefox preparation (start page to a
    | kids friendly site, Adblock).
    `----

    http://www.gadgetguy.de/2007/03/12/p...l-goes-ubuntu/


    Linux and real-time Java power German traffic lights

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | A major European vendor of city-wide traffic management systems is porting
    | its flagship traffic light controller to Linux and real-time Java.
    `----

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2015665496.html


    Linux and real-time Java power German traffic lights

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | A major European vendor of city-wide traffic management systems is porting
    | its flagship traffic light controller to Linux and real-time Java.
    `----

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2015665496.html


    German parliament plans to pursue open source strategy further

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The administration behind the Bundestag has reacted to criticism from
    | the Linux Association concerning the call for tenders for an IT
    | project.
    `----

    http://www.heise.de/english/newsticker/news/88796


    LinuxTag: Berlin to make better use of its open-source

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | At the opening of the trade fairs LinuxTag and IT-Profits the
    | Senator of Economics of the German federal state of Berlin
    | Harald Wolf announced in Berlin on Wednesday that his
    | department would from 2008 on be switching to Linux.
    `----

    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...396/from/rss09


    German government plans to use open document formats in its administration

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In addition, the German government says that its "Advancing
    | eGovernment" conference held at the end of February in Berlin
    | also provided impetus for greater use of open standards in
    | information technology both in industry and in public administration.
    | As a result of this conference, the German government plans to
    | implement open document formats in its administration.
    `----

    http://www.heise.de/english/newstick...135/from/rss09


    Canonical and NT+C Südwest GmbH Partner to Deliver Ubuntu Certified
    Professional Training in Germany

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | "The uptake of Linux in Germany has increased dramatically over the
    | past two years. Canonical produces the fastest growing and most
    | popular Linux distribution, partnering with them is of great
    | importance not only to us, but to German businesses," added Hugo
    | Schröer, CEO at NT+C Südwest GmbH.
    `----

    http://prweb.com/releases/2007/3/prweb513886.htm


    City of Munich is looking for additional Linux specialists (technical system
    integration)

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | You can join the limux client team! The City of Munich published four
    | job vacancies on their official homepage! If you?ve always been a fan
    | of the open-source movement, want to take part in an ambitious project
    | and be part of a great team and have appropriate knowledge of free
    | software generally, as well as Debian GNU/Linux and OpenOffice.org
    `----

    http://www.marsmenschen.com/index.ph...m-integration/


    Firefox, Linux, Mac OSX gaining further momentum, Microsoft losing
    marketshare in Germany

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In Germany, the move away from Microsoft products is gathering more and
    | more steam.
    |
    | The latest browser and OS statistics for SpiegelOnline, one of or maybe
    | THE most visited German news website (and one of the major websites
    | worldwide according to the Netcraft statistics) is showing the huge
    | impact of Firefox on the browser market, and the continuing,
    | undamped crumbling of the Internet Explorer dominance.
    `----

    http://vale.homelinux.net/wordpress/?p=110


    German Linux Trade Group to MS: Be Specific About Patents - It's the Law

    (in German)

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | "Ballmer's assertion must be viewed as the typical Microsoft approach
    | to alienate the market by spreading rumors or threats", said the
    | official representative of the Linux related companies in Germany
    | in a statement made in Berlin on November 27th 2006. "This is
    | obviously part of a PR campaign related to the market launch of
    | Windows Vista....If Microsoft cannot show evidence to support
    | their claims, then they are outside the boundaries of German
    | competition regulations. We call upon Microsoft to either prove
    | their case, or to refrain from making such unfounded statements.
    | Furthermore, we call upon European Politicians to protect open
    | competition in Europe. In particular, small and mid sized companies,
    | which form the majority of European Linux service providers, need to
    | be protected from tedious legal disputes resulting from pretended
    | assertions of Microsoft."
    `----

    http://www.linux-verband.de/Home-New...tml?&tx_ttnews[backPid]=19&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=363


    Public sector drives open-source takeup

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | In September, Munich began its migration to Linux on the desktop.
    | The city switched the first 100 of its 14,000 PCs from Microsoft's
    | Windows operating system and Office applications to Linux and
    | OpenOffice.
    `----

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/06/...etakeup_1.html
    http://tinyurl.com/y5b9qk


    Open Source facilitates German world-wide secure network

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | With respect to Open Source, the AA is serious about migrating all
    | its Windows desktops to Linux. But before that, and to be independent
    | in the long run as well, all the applications that are used
    | internally are being rewritten as web-applications.
    `----

    http://europa.eu.int/idabc/en/document/2204/470


    Linux reaches the Italian Parliament

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | As reported by the Italian newspaper Repubblica on July 10th, 2007, a plan
    | suggested by the left deputies Pietro Folena and Franco Grillini to migrate
    | all the computers of the Parliament from Windows to Linux was approved by the
    | Chamber.
    |
    | The migration will affect about 3500 boxes of the Chamber, both desktops and
    | servers, and each Deputy/Party may also ask to migrate his/its (private)
    | computers to the Free System.
    `----

    http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/blog/linu...oves-to-linux/


    The French Parliament switches to Ubuntu

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | The French Parliament looks to be the next big Ubuntu switcher according to
    | reports. Recently the Parliament produced an official government report
    | that recommended the use of free software over proprietary software. The
    | switch to free software is expected to provide a substantial savings to the
    | tax-payers according to the government study.
    `----

    http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/814


    Socialist Party Netherlands wants to abolish Windows monopoly

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | She asked the minister of state if he is prepared to ask the Dutch Rivalry
    | Authority NMa (Institution that controls economical abuse, competition etc.)
    | to research if Microsoft is in an illegal monopoly position at the moment.
    `----

    http://mckooiker.byethost5.com/blog/?p=47


    Dutch Consumer Association declares war on Vista

    http://www.channelregister.co.uk/200..._declares_war/


    Open source test successful

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | 28 September 2007 - A test with open source software has been successful and
    | there are no technical impediments to introducing such software in the entire
    | municipal organisation, Amsterdam announced this week at a meeting organised
    | by the Ministry of the Interior.
    `----

    http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl/Eng...ce_success.htm


    Dutch political party's youth department switching to open source software

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | DWARS, the youth department of Dutch political party GroenLinks, wants open
    | source software to be the standard for computers and internet.
    `----

    http://digg.com/linux_unix/Dutch_pol...ource_software


    Decision on open source in December

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | If the outcome is positive, 10,000 municipality employees will change to open
    | source software.
    `----

    http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl/Eng...pen_source.htm


    Netherlands Picks ODF

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | Frank Heemskerk, Minister of Economic Affairs, announced today that ODF will
    | be the standard for reading, publishing and the exchange of information for
    | all governmental organisations. The deadline is January 2009.
    `----

    http://gotze.eu/2007/09/netherlands-picks-odf.html

  2. Re: [News] The Police Union in Germany Wants Linux, Fed up with Windows

    ____/ [H]omer on Monday 19 November 2007 03:21 : \____

    > Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
    >
    >> Germany Police Union Wants GNU/Linux

    >
    > 'Until now, the German police was one of Microsoft’s "reference customers"'
    >
    > Not any more.
    >
    > Oh well.


    I saw that text too and it rang a bell.

    Two weeks (ish) ago:

    London Stock Exchange blames outage on Infolect

    ,----[ Quote ]
    | She said the problem appeared to lie with Infolect’s three interactive
    | gateways, which send out about 10 million separate pieces of market
    | information daily, including share prices, to about 100,000 terminals. Â*
    |
    | Infolect was launched two years ago in place of the exchange’s London Market
    | Information Link platform. It uses Microsoft .net technology and a SQL Server
    | database, and runs on more than 100 Intel-based 32-bit Proliant servers. Â*
    `----

    http://www.cio.co.uk/concern/securit...allchantopdate

    Remember those "Get the Facts" ads which brag about the London Stock Exchange?

    *LMAO*

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  3. Re: [News] The Police Union in Germany Wants Linux, Fed up with Windows

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > ____/ [H]omer on Monday 19 November 2007 03:21 : \____
    >
    >> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
    >>
    >>> Germany Police Union Wants GNU/Linux

    >>
    >> 'Until now, the German police was one of Microsoft?s "reference customers"'
    >>
    >> Not any more.
    >>
    >> Oh well.

    >
    > I saw that text too and it rang a bell.
    >
    > Two weeks (ish) ago:
    >
    > London Stock Exchange blames outage on Infolect
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| She said the problem appeared to lie with Infolect?s three interactive
    >| gateways, which send out about 10 million separate pieces of market
    >| information daily, including share prices, to about 100,000 terminals. *
    >|
    >| Infolect was launched two years ago in place of the exchange?s London Market
    >| Information Link platform. It uses Microsoft .net technology and a SQL Server
    >| database, and runs on more than 100 Intel-based 32-bit Proliant servers. *
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.cio.co.uk/concern/securit...allchantopdate
    >
    > Remember those "Get the Facts" ads which brag about the London Stock Exchange?
    >
    > *LMAO*
    >


    LSE's Infolect - Get the facts
    ... err, when it's up and running, anyway...

    Otherwise, well, get on the phone to your broker mates...

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