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This section contains a recent list with companies/organizations who have made the migration to Linux and their motivation for doing so.

Jan 2007

Giant French Automaker to Deploy Linux Desktops, Citing Cost, Usability, Integration and Support

Sep 2006

The French Court of Cassation has started its new term with a brand new website based on Linux and open source software. The new site, launched on 6 September, confirms the growing enthusiasm of the French public sector for open source solutions.

Sep 2006

After almost a decade of dallying in Open Source, the Extremadura region of south-western Spain made the decision a year ago to migrate completely to Linux and Open Source Software. With the transition now complete, officials are counting the costs and benefits, say reports.

Aug 2006

The German Land of Lower Saxony has announced its decision to finalise a complete switch over to the Linux Open Source Software system in its tax administration department by September of this year.

Aug 2006

By 2007, over 400 000 computer workstations in the French central administration will be using the OpenOffice2 office suite. This massive migration towards an Open Document Format (ODF) is being supported by a wide range of training activities for administrative personnel.

Aug 2006

The Dutch city of Groningen has decided to exchange Microsoft Office for the free Open Office suite, becoming the largest local authority in the Netherlands employing Open Office technology.

May 2006

They are now running SUSE Linux

Feb 2006

French police (70000 desktops) is switching from Internet Explorer and Outlook to Firefox and Thunderbird. They are also upgrading from OpenOffice 1.4 to 2.0 (Another article here)

Feb 2006

Over the next two years, all government agencies have to migrate to free software.

Jan 2006

Durban municipality in South Africa is basing its intranet and internet portal, Durban.gov.za, entirely on open-source tools.

Jan 2006

Moved from Windows 98 to Linux

Jan 2006

The French Military Police force has chosen to deploy Firefox and Thunderbird to respectively 70,000 and 45,000 seats.

Dec 2005

Description of their savings and a lot of useful links.

Dec 2005

Government intends to introduce OSS on its servers

Dec 2005

Since more than ten years the city of Ostrava has considered OSS as a reliable solution

Nov 2005

Using Fedora, LDAP authentication and Gnome desktop.

Nov 2005

The move was in part a response to internal surveys by Micro Center revealed that more than 75 percent of its customers have an interest in running a Linux-based operating system as either a primary or alternative operating system.

Nov 2005

According to the Ministry of Information Industry, almost 70 percent of all software purchases last year were of Linux-based products. Meanwhile, provincial governments, installed 45,000 desktops with Linux operating systems.

Oct 2005

The Mall School for boys in Richmond, UK, has switched from Windows to Linux thin clients

Oct 2005

Sun Wah Linux is set to deploy nearly 142,000 Linux PCs in what it is proclaiming as the largest Linux desktop rollout in China so far. Sun Wah is touting the roll out as a win in the battle against Microsoft in China.

Sep 2005

The postal service agency of Korea announced that it would adopt open source software for its desktop workplaces. The agency plans to replace the Microsoft Windows operating systems nationwide by Linux.

Sep 2005

Indonesia's Ministry of Research and Technology said it will implement Java Desktop System (JDS) on Linux as a national standard desktop.

Sep 2005

Siegenia-Aubi KG, German maker of sound-insulating ventilators migrated from Windows to Linux. The article also discusses the migration made by a lot of enterprise application vendors to Linux.

Sep 2005

The South Korean postal service is migrating around 4,700 desktop computers from Microsoft Windows to Linux.

Aug 2005

National Semiconductor is making the move to Linux and are considering MySQL or PostgreSQL

Aug 2005

Family Services Woodfield (FSW), a nonprofit organization in Bridgeport, Conn., is dipping its toes in open source waters with the help of virtual machines, LAMP, OpenLDAP and Samba

Aug 2005

The 500 Windows NT4 servers where migrated to using the Mandiva Migration Kit NT4.

Aug 2005

More and more ministries are developing open source software solutions in Morocco.

Aug 2005

Public administration considers server and desktop migration

Aug 2005

Minister presents low cost open source software based computer

Aug 2005

A common open source (Linux) platform called WebCT95 for performing common e-services has been built

Aug 2005

Schools in Indiana have started a Linux pilot project that could lead to every secondary-school student in the state using the open-source operating system, according to software company Linspire.

Aug 2005

Within the next five years, half of Oracle's customers may be running Linux, company President Charles Phillips has predicted.

Jul 2005

The city of Barcelona -- Spain's second largest city -- recently announced it will be phasing out its current Windows NT infrastructure in favour of open source software.

Jul 2005

Linux based student information systems allows the exchange of data

Jun 2005

The Benefit Recovery Services, a 60-seat call centre in Johannesburg saved a lot om money by switching from Windows to Linux.

Jun 2005

Proprietary based desktop workplaces and servers will be replaced by open source systems

Jun 2005

Brazil's government ministries and state-run enterprises are abandoning Windows in favour of (F)OSS, like Linux. (Another article)

May 2005

TCO advantages from Linux Solutions Retail Conference, for example Boscov's department store saved $1 million in the first two years with Linux.

May 2005

They have done a migration from different flavors of Windows with MS-Office97 to LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) with OpenOffice. The article also includes "Six steps to a successful OSS migration"

May 2005

Birmingham City Council has launched one of the UK's most ambitious open-source trials to date, shifting 1,500 client computers and associated server infrastructure to Linux and other open-source software. (Also reported here.)

May 2005

The cost savings have been significant

May 2005

Priority Healthcare Corp. have migrated to IBM eServer xSeries servers running Red Hat Linux Advanced Server

Apr 2005

Mississippi's agencies reduce development costs through open source project

Apr 2005

Feedster (Internet search engine and advertising network) found that SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) was most cost-effective for thier business. They are running on AMD 64-bit hardware with MySQL-database

Apr 2005

The article describes Access Devices migration from Windows to Linux and their decision to release it's real time OS as Open Source

Apr 2005

Red Hat scores another Linux victory, article from TechWorld

Mar 2005

Largest independent gasoline retailer in Ontario decides to switch to Linux

Mar 2005

Lists ten reasons why they did the shift

Feb 2005

New South Wales Courts migrates from Windows 2000 to a Debian

Jan 2005

Czech Post migrates from Windows NT to SUSE Linux.

Dec 2004

Article, describing why the schools of Bergen (a large city in Norway) decided to migrate to Linux

Mar 2004

Article from eGovernment News (EC)

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