The UK has been a bit sluggish in adopting FLOSS on the desktop but that seems to have changed. The latest news is that the Department of Work and Pensions will pilot 1000 FLOSS desktops within a year. Lock-in is reported in M$’s Access and Excel. It’s a one-time expense to overcome those and if the test is planned for the coming year, the lock-in cannot be that bad. The Cabinet has made noises about using more FLOSS and this seems to be the fruit of it.
This could be a big step for FLOSS. DWP has 150K desktops. If DWP adopts GNU/Linux for instance and reports good results from the change. Other departments could follow within a few years.