"A publicly funded Linux project which cost UK taxpayers
half-a-million pounds has flopped.
"Birmingham City Council began the project--one of the largest
public-sector Linux projects in the UK--in May 2005 to evaluate the
potential of open-source software. The council, the largest local
authority in the UK, intended to deploy open-source software on
1,500 PCs in libraries across the city.
"But the project has fallen vastly short of expectations, with
just 200 Linux PCs being deployed..."