Whether it is the effect of a worldwide recession, espionage, or rejection of Microsoft related services, Governments around the world have started adopting Free & Open Source Software

  • Turin in Italy decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu [1]
  • South Korea ponders move to Linux from Microsoft Windows XP [2]
  • IceLand public-sector moving to Linux[3]
  • UK Government moves to Open Document Format as the new official internal document format. [4]
  • Italy prioritizes requisition of FOSS over propriety software.[5]
  • Delhi (Capital of India) announces move to Open Source Software in Government and Education[6]
  • China collaborating with Canonical to create the China Operating System [7]
  • French police is moving to GendBuntu, distro based on Ubuntu[8][9]
  • Munich (in Germany) finished migrating to Limux, distro based on Ubuntu[10]
  • Indonesian Government contemplates move to Open Source Software[11]
  • North Korea's homegrown Linux Red Star OS,[12] probably runs on all North Korean government computers.
  • China having banned Windows 8 as insecure and energy inefficient, is developing a Windows alternative.[13]
  • Russia moves to ban IBM, Oracle, EMC, & Microsoft.

See AlsoEdit


  1. City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu : €6m savings in 5 years
  2. Ubuntu Emerges as Free Alternative Operating System to Windows
  3. Iceland swaps Windows for Linux in open-source push
  4. UK makes ODF its official documents format standard
  5. Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements
  6. Delhi Government Is Considering Deployment Of FOSS Software
  7. Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
  8. French police move from Windows to Ubuntu Linux
  9. How the end of XP support helped France's gendarmes embrace Ubuntu
  10. City of Munich: "Migration to sustainable(Linux) desktop completed successfully"
  11. Indonesian Government Urged to Move to Open Source Software
  12. Red Star OS -North Korea's Linux distro
  13. China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

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