"The Finnish state administration is seriously considering a
switch from Windows to Linux. At the moment, 88 percent of the
state?s computers use a Windows operating system.
"The cost per computer with Windows is estimated at 200 euros
annually, and the state has some 147,000 computers. The savings
that would result from using Linux could total up to 26 million
euros each year.
"Thirteen state offices, including four Ministries and the
University of Helsinki, have been testing an open source code since
December. The purpose of the tests is to determine how an open
source system fits the needs of the state administration..."