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Re: [News] 35,000 PC's Migrated from Windows XP to Open Source

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 31 May 2006 04:00 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Wed, 31 May 2006 02:57:11 +0100
> <2225270.6lvRG17Q7L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> BB completes XP migration to open source
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Federally owned Banco do Brasil has completed the migration of all
>> | its Windows XP computers to the OpenOffice.org open source suite,
>> | reported local tech service Computerworld.
>> | 
>> | The migration involved 35,000 PCs, and Banco do Brasil now aims to
>> | migrate another 30,000 computers that use the OS/2 operating system.
>> | These should all migrate to the OpenOffice.org system by year-end.
>> `----
> Not bad...but if we get only one of these a year we might take several
> millennia to change every Windows box out.  :-/  There's *millions* of
> them out there.

Stating the obvious, which you already know: It is of course just one story;
A case study if you will. Many are doing the same in stealth, as means of
retaining competitive advantage. Moreover, such trends never exhibit a
linear growth. You look at your adjacent neighbour and see it as an
advertisement. As in graph theory, it's almost exponential.

> (The good news: we get lots of opportunities because of "hardware
> refresh". :-) )

Or lack thereof, owing to Vista. *smile*

Best wishes,


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