UK Government Defines TCO

“Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft. Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant’s Office suite alone since 2010. But the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude believes a significant proportion of that outlay could be cut by switching to software which can produce open-source files in the "open document format" (ODF), such as OpenOffice and Google Docs.”Rather than taking M$’s office suite as the default and paying forever whatever M$ wants, the government of the UK is thinking that (really) open standards and FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) is the right way to do IT. With thinking like that it’s only a matter of time before M$’s client OS gets the chop.

See UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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