The director of IT and ebusiness for Ford Europe says that he
anticipates moving to an Open Source desktop down the road, dumping
Microsoft in the process.
"Motor giant Ford's European arm is planning to ditch Microsoft
as its desktop operating systems provider and move to an open
source model, according to its European head of IT."
"In an exclusive interview with silicon.com conducted at the IT
Director's Forum, Richard Thwaite, director of IT and ebusiness
infrastructure for Ford Europe, said an open source desktop was his
"Asked if he would consider a Linux desktop, he said: 'I think
ultimately we will look for an open source desktop. I think that's
eventually where the industry will go.'"