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Danish Gov't Test Gives Thumbs Up to Open Source

Good news on the Open Office front. Berlingske, a Danish daily, reports that a government test of Open Office (free) vs. Microsoft Office (€220 license) shows no real difference between the two.

Several Danish municipalities and government agencies participated in the test.

The study, conducted by Devoteam Fischer & Lorenz, says there's no difference in productivity between the two packages. Users found Open Office had trouble handling some files, but almost always where tailored systems were being used.

The Danish Parliament will consider legislation in January to require all public IT systems to use open-source software.

Via Berlingske (in Danish)

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