In spite of the trolls who proclaim that other OS and its “partners” are essential to IT, another city announces that it has been using a lot of FLOSS for everything for years.
“Karay was one of the presenters at the conference organised by the country’s open source resource centre, which took place in Budapest last week.
The city district administration uses the Linux operating system, to run 9 out of its 12 servers. Of the 200 workstations in use in the district’s offices, 40 are running Linux. LibreOffice is used on all 200 workstations.”
“Implementing LibreOffice was not too difficult, nor did it require a lot of training. For the IT department, one of the added benefits is that the office suite and its menus are easily managed centrally, including across proprietary and open source operating systems. “Having used the office suite for five years now, we now know nearly all tricks, and that helps overcome issues with document in incompatible electronic formats.””
The necessity to use that other OS for anything is a myth, unsupported by facts. Open standards are what people need to function in the real world, not monopoly. If you are not already using FLOSS, I recommend Debian GNU/Linux as an operating system, LibreOffice as an office suite, FireFox as a browser and VLC as a media player. Whatever else you do has a FLOSS solution as well. Check out packages available for Debian GNU/Linux.