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[News] Now it's France vs Bill GatesANN.lu
Posted on 19-Jul-2000 12:10 GMT by Haider Tuaima10 comments
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France wants to drop Microsoft OS in favour of Linux 'cause of it's open source nature. The French government is realy serious about this. This article explains what's happening. Maybe this is not directly affecting Amiga, but I do think it affects it indirectly since the goal is non-Microsoft OS, and the fact that Amiga can be happily hosted by Linux. 8^)
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 1 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Ben Yoris/Hyperion on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
At least a good reason to be proud to be french...
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 2 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Think again about the ramifications of this - Tao *may* run on top of Linux, but they are looking to ditch any software they do not have the source to...
Tao is not open source, and therefore would not be permissable under the original reasons for going over to Linux, which was for all government computers to run open source to make sure no NSA style backdoors could be included...
If the general public is also moved over to open source, fine, but I doubt that it would be legal to restrict M$ from selling their products there.
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 3 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Colin Wilson):
Thanx for your very clever notes, again.
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 4 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Colin Wilson):
However, if Linux is used in all schools and government offices, it is
likely to be used at home too.
Then home users might want to float Tao/Amiga on top of it.
But you will probably be able to host Tao/Amiga just as well on Mac or
Windows, so it will probably make little difference to Amiga.
How will all these French authorities manage when they need software
which isn't on Linux, such as a video editor?
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 5 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Don Cox):
Hopefully said apps will be there on AMI...
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 6 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Iggy Drougge on 18-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
How odd, I have read on another occasion that the intended OS would be OpenBSD. Seems like the natural choice to me, too, considering the more open BSD licence and the security aspects.
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 7 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Jah on 19-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
"Amiga can be happily hosted by linux" !!!!!!!!!!
bwahaa I wanna see that
I never saw the amiga good enough emulated on any os
Linux can happily hosted by AmigaOS that's true and tested
with Geekgadget
Linux sux and his much too heavy and too complex : never a user
will know the use off all stuff in the os like on amiga
Linux is a toy and not an os
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 8 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Remco Komduur on 19-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Ok, any country dropping Winblows over another OS has my vote but LINUX. Come, on.
LINUX has had it's best days. Open source maybe great but also has some restrictions.
I have used different versions of Linux and am still not confinced. Too slow, too long to start and uses too much memory. All I hate in a OS and why I have an Amiga.
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 9 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Roger Wyatt on 20-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Don Cox):
Hello Don,
There is a non-linear video editor for Linux. Its called Broadcast 2000. You can check it out at http://heroine.linuxave.net/bcast2000.html . So the French can edit to their hearts content.
Regards,
Roger
Now it's France vs Bill Gates : Comment 10 of 10ANN.lu
Posted by Dietmar Knoll on 20-Jul-2000 22:00 GMT
Hi folks!
I just wanted to mention an article in a recent issue of the German
news magazine "Der Spiegel" (try: www.spiegel.de). This article was
about the German government supporting their employees using Linux
instead of MS-Crap. The most important reason mentioned was "It's
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