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Techworld: Birmingham City Council Claims Open-Source Success

Dec 01, 2006, 14:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Birmingham City Council has defended its year-long trial of desktop Linux, claiming it to be a success, despite an independent report showing it would have been cheaper to install Windows XP.

"In an exclusive interview with Techworld, head of IT for the council, Glyn Evans, argued that the higher cost resulted from the council having to experiment with the new technology and build up a depth of technical understanding, as well as fit it with the complex system already in place..."

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