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I've just received a batch of resent messages, such as the one below,
from some idiot, who thinks it's fun to resend
messages without adding any content.

joto2036 wrote:

----- Original Message ----- From: "James Knott" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2013 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO on La Gendarmerie Nationale
computers ?

Brian Barker wrote:
At 18:14 03/10/2013 +0200, M Henri Day wrote:
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols has published an interesting article,
*French police move from Windows to Ubuntu Linux* (

), over at ZDNet. It deals explicitly with a migration from Windows
XP to a ┬źcustomized version of Ubuntu Linux┬╗, but if, as I presume,
LO is included as the standard office suite, ...

Perhaps not.

(from 2009) says
The Gendarmerie began its transition to open source software in 2005
when it replaced Microsoft Office with across the
entire organization. It gradually adopted other open source software
applications, including Firefox and Thunderbird. After the launch of
Windows Vista in 2006, it decided to phase out Windows and
incrementally migrate to Ubuntu.

Either way, they're not using Microsoft Office.  They're using open
source software that's supported on multiple platforms and share common
standardized file formats.  This ends the MS lock in for them.


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