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):
"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