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NewsForge: Largo Rolls Out OpenOffice.org, Looks at Gnome

Nov 27, 2003, 02:30 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"A tip we received yesterday led us to contact the City of Largo, Florida, to run down a rumor about a move from KDE to Ximian Gnome desktops at the city. We learned that although the city is considering such a shift, no decision has yet been made. As reported in NewsForge.com about this same time last year, Largo has managed to provide essential IT services for less than half what small cities usually allocate in their budgets for IT through its utilization of open source solutions.

"We checked first with Novell spokesman Kevan Barney. He told us that he had not heard anything about such a migration, so we went directly to City of Largo's IT Manager, Harold Schomaker, and asked him..."

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