e-democ / e-gov

Open Source turnaround

E-Government Bulletin are reporting that Central Scotland Police, an Open Source on the desktop pioneer, are going back to Microsoft. Wonder what the real story is… ???

Supplier Turnaround: Central Scotland Police, one of the first UK

public sector bodies to pioneer the use of open source operating systems on staff desktop computers when it switched them to Linux in 2000, has made a surprise about-turn and swapped some of them back to Microsoft Windows technology after signing a three-year contract with the IT giant. Microsoft cites greater compatibility with partner organisations' systems as among the reasons for the U-turn: