Libre office deployed in Denmark hospitals.

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  1. linuxforall

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    http://www.h-online.com/open/features/LibreOffice-a-dive-into-the-unknown-1355159.html

    25 million users in its first year. Many of these are Linux users, but they also include commercial successes such as a hospital workforce of 25,000 in Denmark.

    "The group of hospitals is phasing out a proprietary alternative, 'for long term strategic reasons'", it was reported, "which at the same time saves the group some 40 million Kroners worth of proprietary licences. The ditching of the proprietary alternative is a consequence of the group's move to virtual desktops, allowing staff members to log in on any PC or thin client. The group found that deploying this new desktop infrastructure would 'trigger unacceptably high costs' for proprietary office licences."

    The move to LibreOffice is claimed to be "Europe's second largest migration project involving public administrations using an open source office suite."

    When companies like RH, Tata Consultancy are involved, things sure look good for the future of Libre Office.
     
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    There was a 70MB security update to LibO yesterday! The version is now 3.3.4 (via USC). 11.10 is slated to come with 3.4.x.

    Re. TCS, I've seen one guy's name a couple of times: Marc-André Laverdière. Of course, it doesn't mean other people aren't involved but it would be interesting to know the extent to which TCS is involved.

    Overall, the IT savvy displayed by the Tata group is not really evident. Look at http://www.tatasteel.com/, for example. What do you think about the bottom RHS? You'd think that at least the Tatas would be able to have a browser-agnostic site. That's so common in India.
     
  3. linuxforall

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    Most Indian websites are designed by amateur wannabe so called web designers and its apparent in the way one has to negotiate through the maze just to get some info out of them.
     
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