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hello.  I agree.  I guess windows is easier to use and many people (e.g. teachers) don't like 
learning new softwares.   but.  mainly public administrators should be aware of different problems 
coming with microsoft products.  the costs of licenses is only one of the problems. privacy and 
security are other topics, many products are good doors for malware (e.g. microsoft exchange, but 
not only), but american software enterprises (even isps and vpn= have to store data, which are 
easily seen by nsa, computer bad guys and others. this can be a good problem for municipalities, 
schools, hospitals and very sensitive data in general.

thereafter linux also works on old machines; not only an economical matter, but can also be 
considered an environmental matter., while, if you use microsoft, you have to buy new pcs vvery 
often (see the case for the coming windows11 and the TPM and privacy issues).  for example (even 
talking about ransomware) fast and secure boot seems mostly useful to prevent dual boot than 

remember, by the way, that, despite the 'failure' of limux (in munich), open source is generally 
growing (holland has made a national law);  linux works on the majority of servers (mobile phones 
and chromebooks); and is used client side for example by the french police (gendbuntu); russian 
army (alpha linux) and so on.

i guess one of the main problems is that schools, universities, municipalities, rewievs should 
accept open data formats (*.odt; *.ods etc..)  simply allawing people to use what they like.


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