City of Turin ditches Windows for Ubuntu

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Iscritto: 05/15/2011

"The capital of Piedmont has been lured to open source with the prospect of doing away with licences and delaying the refresh cycle."

Its not Trisquel, but at least its a start to get away from Microsoft:

Iscritto: 01/09/2013


I don;t want to sound like a pessimist, but UBUNTU is going to milk this opportunity to sell themselves as "The Knight's of free software"
in reality they are not that splendid... Ubuntu is about making money too. I think the "FAT-MAN with the long beard" lost an opportunity to promote GNU/LINUX in that part of the world.

Another issue, according to the article, most of the Government offices of Turin, still using old machines, it means they are broke economically..
Maybe,Their lead patron is not that well rounded and knowledgeable person, when it comes to differ between Libre and propietary software...Maybe I'm wrong....

Iscritto: 05/15/2011

You do have to admit that them using Ubuntu instead of Windows or Mac OSX is much better. Companies and governments like to go with Ubuntu because they have a corporation or big organization backing it so they can get support if needed.

Trisquel is the opposite of that. Sure, its great to have deblobbed Ubuntu packages, but there is no guarantee if/when the next release comes out and there's no support options. The next Ubuntu will be out next month and Trisquel 7 is still 5+ months overdue.

Do you really think a large organization or government which would potentially move thousands of computers would want the release and support instability that Trisquel offers?

Iscritto: 07/05/2014

It definitely is a step in the right direction, it is just difficult to know if it is for good moral reasons or if it is just a financial one. When it comes to breathing new life in older system, it becomes more a technological issue than a political one.

Trisquel unfortunately does not have much in the way of developer man power but it's heart is in the right place. There is also the possibility that having a government back the support for a project such as this could lead to large donations to improve this situation.

The more groups/people that use it means the more potential resources to help everyone involved.

If a government can make the jump then it will be truly worth it, they should do it and lead by example. They can get away with it since most governments do not need the most up to date technology to do their jobs - I mean they are moving from Windows XP! :D

Iscritto: 07/11/2014

I personally want them to use Free Software, like Trisquel.

davidnotcoulthard (non verificato)

" 'FAT-MAN with the long beard' lost an opportunity to promote GNU/LINUX in that part of the world"

Either that or he didn't quite get such an opportunity at all..........I think it's the latter.