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    Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    This was mentioned in other posts, now the head of Birmingham ICT has responded, they plan on putting in more OpenSource.
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    http://www.techworld.com/opsys/news/...fm?newsid=7459

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    I'm glad that somebody has seen sense and that the council remains committed to finishing the project that they have begun. Many government projects/initiatives fall by the wayside when politicians get bored or there's an overspend.

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    I'm glad to see that they learned from their experience. On the surface, things look good for Birmingham.

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    Tell that to all the people in Birmingham who will have to front the excess cost in the form of Council Tax rises.

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    Councils are always p*ssing away their funds though and council tax is just another example of Rip Off Britan. Especially seeing as Councils can afford to pay a traffic light engineer £70K when hes off sick on full pay for 6+months and the guy painting lines that was on over £1000 per week!

    I think us IT people are in the wrong trade!

    Right, thats it! Whinge over for now! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr @ Councils!

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    Only trouble with traffic light engineer as a career is that although it pays well, its a very stop and go lifestyle

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    point is that over time they will save a huge amount of money.
    Once they paid out for the linux upgrade they are then not commited to paying MS every few years for an upgrade to windows,office, windows servers, cal, exchange. etc
    Seems the initial upgrade was more expensive but over a few years it will pay off. Good for council tax payers in the long run, and unfortunate that most aren't that forward thinking.

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    Re: Birmingham Linux Project failure is a success !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by jake
    Only trouble with traffic light engineer as a career is that although it pays well, its a very stop and go lifestyle
    *hands Jake his coat*

    Get out. :P

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