[Linux-aus] New Federal Govt's Education/PC plans

Timo Trinks timo at trinks.net
Tue Dec 4 02:05:30 UTC 2007

On Di, Dez 04, 2007 at 09:51:17 +0900, Max Stam (School) wrote:
> Randall Crook wrote:
> > Which IT Manager in any department would be willing to go to his
> > minister and say "With four years of hard work to retraining 17000
> > employee in any where up to 10 Software products and Thousands of man
> > hours for data migration at a great cost, we can save the department
> > millions a year in software licences."?
> Ahhhhhhhh but you have to spend big money to retrain 17000 staff for 
> Vista, why not retrain them to a flavour of linux?
> Cheers
> Max

...and it is achievable, as the migration from Windows- to Linux-based
Desktops in my home town Munich shows [1].

The situation there was quite similar in terms of number of staff,
desktops, etc. [2].



[1] http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/english/147197/

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