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IDA: Dutch City of Haarlem Migrates to OpenOffice

Nov 16, 2004, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])


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"At the Dutch Government's OSOSS Symposium in Rotterdam [Nov. 4], the city of Haarlem--capital of North Holland--described its migration of 2000 desktops to OpenOffice.org.

"Earlier this year, the city was faced with an annual bill of about 500 000 Euro [US$649,000] in licensing fees related to an upgrade from Microsoft Office 97, which accounted for the majority of its office productivity software. The city decided to investigate alternatives, and conducted a detailed function-per-function study comparing the features of OpenOffice.org (v1.1) with Microsoft Office 2000 in order to evaluate alternative upgrade paths..."

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