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Linux for the Italian parliament?

Every member of the Italian parliament can now ask to replace his Windows workstation with a Linux one. Many people say that this is a revolution but I can’t completely agree. Thinking to the medium age of the members and their familiarity with the PC, how many of them will ask for Linux?

A prevision? 1/100 in 1 year, 1/20 in 3 years. And I also think this is an optimistic prevision.

Point is, if someone (with competence) decide to choose one thing, who has not competence should adapt or nothing will ever change.

Via Repubblica, Pollycoke, OSSblog, OSrevolution, TreviƱo.

UPDATE: the migration will be optional for 630 members, all other servers/workstation will be automatically migrated. Via Pietro Folena.