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06 Feb 2006

Firefox in France

Both the French Gendarmerie and the Police Nationale are rolling out a number of open source initiatives. Representative of both forces have been speaking at the "Solutions Linux 2006" conference in Paris.

The Gendarmerie have migrated from MS Office to OpenOffice.org, replacing 45 000 copies of MS Office (80% complete). This year they plan to replace all copies of MS Internet Explorer with Firefox and Outlook with Thunderbird - an upgrade of 70 000 machines. Next year they will evaluate replacing all Windows desktop systems with Linux.

Firefox's 18% market share in France is set to rise...