Vive la Ubuntu libre!
The Linux desktop may be moving forward slowly in the United States, but it's a vastly different story in Europe. Today, Jan. 30, Chris Kenyon, Canonical's director of business development, announced on a Canonical blog that "the Gendarmerie Nationale [the French national police force] announced the migration of up to 70,000 computers to Ubuntu over the next three years." This move is part of a steady progression that the Gendarmerie Nationale has been making from proprietary to open-source programs. The Gendarmerie, which approximates the U.S.'s FBI, had already moved from Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office to Firefox and OpenOffice.
The rest of this article can be found at DesktopLinux.com. I also found another article of interest along these lines called Australian open source workers earn more money.