Interestingly, the city has not only already saved itself some NZ$ 6.4 million in Microsoft license fees, but in addition the Linux desktops turned out to be more stable: The number of filed trouble tickets per month has dropped significantly since the switch.
This is an important lesson for every organization: Just because you are used to Windows doesn't mean that you can't switch. Learning something new can be very beneficial: Better, cheaper, more secure and stable desktop environments are available, which on top of it don't lock you and your data into a proprietary strangle hold.
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Comment by paulspain, on 30-Mar-2012 21:44
I'm curious there any well known NZ organisations that have done this.
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