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ZDNet UK: Bristol Council Says It Can Save £1m with Open Source

Mar 30, 2006, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"Bristol City Council has calculated that it will save 60 percent, or more than £1m, [US$1.8m/€1.4m] over the next five years by switching to Sun's StarOffice, rather than Microsoft Office.

"The Council estimates that the total cost of StarOffice--Sun's commercial version of the open source OpenOffice.org suite--over a five year period will be £670,000 [US$1.2m/€963,000], while Microsoft Office would cost £1.7m [US$3m/€2.4m], according to the the government-funded Open Source Academy..."

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