“Birmingham council will ‘not necessarily’ opt for open source
software in its planned refresh of 20,000 desktop PCs, despite
running a high profile Linux pilot scheme.
“The council ran a year-long £500,000 pilot programme,
funded by the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, which
examined the open source Linux operating system and KDE desktop
environment along with software such as the OpenOffice productivity
suite and Firefox browser…”