An industrialised open source desktop is a powerful lever for it governance. In 2001 the gendarmerie nationale, france\s national police force, started introducing open source software. The french national assembly runs ubuntu on over 1,000 workstations and the ministry of agriculture uses mandriva linux. The big reason the french gendarmerie made the linux move. Desktop, server, and core for the internet of things devices and robots. It is a branch of the french armed forces placed under the jurisdiction of the ministry of the interiorwith additional duties to the ministry of defense. The decision to migrate all new workstations to ubuntu, taken in january 2008, was the most. Learn more in the cambridge french english dictionary.
Instead of following the traditional microsoft upgrade path from windows xp to windows vista, the police force decided to switch to ubuntu. French police to move 72,000 computers to linux from windows. The gendarmerie pioneered the use of open source software on servers and personal computers since 2001 when it adopted the office suite, making the opendocument. Apr 16, 2014 stephane dumond, chef information and security officer at the french gendarmerie comments, our project to replace windows xp with ubuntu on over 70,000 desktops is returning significant benefits. French police to switch 72,000 desktop pcs to linux slashdot. This subreddit is for news, information and general discussion related to ubuntu. Human resources commission in romania fiep international. Oct 04, 20 the french police are switching 72,000 desktop computers from windows to linux. The direct benefits of saving on licences are the tip of the iceberg. Linux pc models multiply as vista struggles news goodbye.
French gendarmerie nationale bilbao, 2014 november 1112th french gendarmerie. See the gendbuntu wikipedia article for details about the. Ubuntu has become the most popular of all the linux distributions this very column was written using s writer running in ubuntu 9. All the editions can run on the computer alone, or in a virtual machine. This will result in considerable cost savings over the existing windows computers that would require constant maintenance for antimalware and virus protection. Trying to do a c cedilla is not the same, but yields c. Can a large organization switch from windows to ubuntu. Feb 26, 2020 the french national police, the national gendarmerie, maintain an ubuntu derivative known as gendbuntu. Five big names that use linux on the desktop techrepublic.
They needed to develop their own distribution, gendbuntu, but of course as a police force they have very specific needs. According to lieutenantcolonel xavier guimards calculations, the french police plans to save a bundle by migrating to complete open source desktop and web applications. French policemen are addressed formally as monsieurmadame lagent and colloquially called flics cops, although there are many less polite names. This page was last edited on 25 february 2020, at 14. The french gendarmerie goes for ubuntu in 2001 the gendarmerie nationale, frances national police force, started introducing open source software. Using ubuntu linux massively reduces the number of local technical interventions, says major commandant stephane dumond. The success of the gendarmerie ubuntu migration reflects several emerging. French national gendarmerie the gendarmerie nationale is one of. All things linux and gnulinux this is neither a community exclusively about the kernel linux, nor is exclusively about the gnu operating system. The gendarmerie pioneered the use of open source software on servers and.
Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. After switching from microsoft office to and internet explorer to fir. French gendarmerie switch 85,000 pcs to ubuntu and save. Ubuntu is an open source software operating system that runs from the desktop, to the cloud, to all your internet connected things. Many of these distributions come from educational institutions and are optimized for the local language and use in education, like lliurex, a catalanlanguage derivative developed by the council of culture, education and sport at the.
It is a branch of the french armed forces placed under. In 2001 the gendarmerie nationale, frances national police force. This comes at the end of a two year migration project where the gendarmerie nationale have been using open office and firefox before starting the full migration. Stephane dumond, chef information and security officer at the french gendarmerie comments, our project to replace windows xp with ubuntu on over 70,000 desktops is returning significant benefits. The decision to migrate all new workstations to ubuntu, taken in january 2008, was the most important step in this transition so far. French police move from windows to ubuntu linux zdnet.
It is unclear what means the fipn has at its disposal, but the gign can use a wide array of weapons and equipment including helicopters, armored vehicles, heavy weaponry, and cbrn chemical. Like munich, the french gendarmerie frances military police force has spent almost a decade switching to linux and opensource software. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. The gendarmerie now employs 37,000 ubuntu linux desktops. File formats ignorefile this file is used to filter out defects from gendarme reports. Its area of responsibility includes smaller towns, rural and suburban. After switching 37,000 pcs to ubuntu, french armed forces. French national gendarmerie the gendarmerie nationale is one of frances oldest institutions.
French national gendarmerie fiep international association of. The national gendarmerie is one of two national police forces of france, along with the national police. Oct 02, 20 french police move from windows to ubuntu linux. Today the gendarmerie nationale the french national police force announced the migration of up to 70,000 computers to ubuntu over the next 3 years. Oct 30, 2009 for example, its good enough for the entire french gendarmerie, wikipedia and san francisco international aiport. It saved them 40 percent in total cost of ownership over windows.
Gendbuntu is a version of ubuntu adapted for use by frances national gendarmerie. The french police, structure and organization, there. It administrator needed to be travelling all year to physically install new. It concerns the military status granted to members of the national gendarmerie precluding any right to organize. Today the gendarmerie nationale the french national police force announced the migration of up to 70,000 computers to ubuntu over. The main goals were to gain greater independence and flexibility than proprietary software could offer. National gendarmerie translation into french examples. The gendarmerie nationale consists of the regular police forces and also the. It uses a line oriented file format where the first characters of the line control the interpretation of the line. Apr 16, 2014 londonbusiness wirecanonical announces the latest ubuntu release, 14. Ubuntu is the most popular linux distribution among the top sites and gains around 500 of the top 10 million websites per day. The other accents e e e e in french seem to work ok. The students guide in pdf format is available for free download from here.1021 775 505 1363 188 381 667 289 411 370 1263 492 221 794 403 289 871 657 716 564 335 126 941 1251 972 663 963 1015 399 596 469 410 643 722 144 689 199 569