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Followup On Turku, Finland: City Approves Linux Pilot Program

Dec 20, 2001, 05:55 (21 Talkback[s])

Atte Tenkanen wrote in with this quick translation of an article in Finnish regarding the City of Turku's consideration of Linux as a desktop platform (See related stories):

Atte writes:

"The first investigation considering Linux and OpenOffice in Turku government is ready. The city's Committee of Computer Operations recommended move of office platforms to OpenOffice until the end of 2003, and a later change of existing Windows systems to Linux.

The first 200 Linux workstations will be introduced in Autumn, 2002 and production of Linux workstations will begin in Winter, 2003 if the pilot studies go well.

The next topic of investigation will be how Linux environments work in the longer run and how widely it will be used in other local governments in Finland and in other parts of Europe. The Ministry of Finance in Finland is investigating the possibilities of a change to Linux, as well. This investigation will be ready in March 2002."

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