Remember the “GNU/Linux costs more…” FUD from M$ and sycophants? Here’s what the French National Police found:
“Part of the TCO reduction comes in upfront costs: savings on licences and cost of licence access, and, when it comes to hardware purchasing, the force can buy desktops without an OS already installed, saving â‚¬100 or so per PC.
However, the savings aren’t just from software licences costs: the change has also meant a reduction in local tech support needed, while Canonical charges the organisation â‚¬1 per machine per year to provide support.”
Oh, another good one? Remember how ordinary users would never accept GNU/Linux because it was too different? Google and the French Police have lots of ordinary users. The organization offered migrants a new wide screen monitor and most of the resistance crumbled. People don’t like change but if you show them the advantages, it’s all good. On the other hand, what does M$ have to offer? More re-re-reboots and malware and perpetual licensing costs.