“Over the next four years, the LibreDifesa project aims to migrate all of the Italian militaryâ€™s well over 100,000 desktops PCs to LibreOffice. This would make it the largest free software transition involving desktop PCs by a European public administration. The LibreDifesa project should help save EUR 26 to 29 million.”
See Italian military move first 8000 PCs to LibreOfficeChuckle. The picture in TFA reminds me of my brief sojourn with the Canadian military. It was very brief and long ago but I still remember the horrid colours… Being interested in firearms and being able to hit targets at long range doesn’t ensure one will make a good soldier. 😉
Anyway, the Italians have figured out that they don’t have to stick with a single source of supply from USA for all their IT. Good for them. They wouldn’t do that for anything else. Why IT? So, they are gaining freedom from M$, saving money and getting better IT. It’s the right way to do IT. I hope they get around to using a FLOSS OS too someday. That will compound their savings and increase security.