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AP/Forbes: Paris City Hall Balks at Linux Switch

“Local government offices in the French capital will not abandon
Microsoft software overnight but instead gradually phase in more
open-source programs, Paris City Hall said.

“In a statement issued late Tuesday, City Hall said an
independent study had shown that a switch to nonproprietary
software–called ‘open source’ because the underlying code is
freely shared–would cause ‘significant additional cost without
improving the service…’


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