A heartening open source story
Our newest recruit, Linda, in Admin and Finance, had never used an Open Source desktop before yesterday. She’s not noticed a difference yet.
A further tweet from Mark revealed that Linda assumed it was just a cool new version of Windows! (How great is that? Ed.)
Mark went on subsequently to disclose that Sirius uses Debian for its desktops, but with a few tweaks of their own, plus integrated with OSS backend.
This our minds, this just shows that lots of the reasons given for not adopting free and open source software are not reasons at all, but excuses – and some of them quite pathetic too (e.g. “our staff will need retraining to move from MS Office to OpenOffice”). Your opinion may differ: if so, comments are open below. 🙂