It appears the Czechs are serious about GNU/Linux:
Prague is hot.
The whole country is doing quite well:
That’s consistent with reports that the Czech government uses FLOSS extensively:
- Suse server provides documents to citizens
- The tiny municipality of Grygov used FLOSS for nearly everything from supplying the whole community with Internet access, information about schools and municipal services and office software.
- In 2003, the city of Ostrava-Jih switched everything to GNU/Linux and were doing well until 2009 when they switched to that other OS. The problem? City counsellors insisted on using proprietary software. The employees were liking FLOSS… Oops! Time to fire those counsellors.
- Czech Post replaced the OS on 4000 servers and 12000 client machines with GNU/Linux and was able to re-use its hardware for a huge savings and improved performance.“The APOST system performs much faster now, with nearly 100 percent uptime, enabling employees to provide better service to postal customers.”
Clearly, GNU/Linux works for them. It’s just silly that some commentators here cling to the idea that nothing can be done without that other OS. There is clear evidence to the contrary.