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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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About cost.....

Quote: "One of the brains behind the project, Rob Dyke...."


100 million pounds a year would seem to be a very large upper limit for the break even budget to maintain NHSbuntu. What am I missing?


Just as an example, Red Hat has been delivering a high quality distribution (in my own direct experience) since at least 2000. So that would imply that the NHS has spent, say, £1.7 Billion pounds with Microsoft since 2000. £1.7 Billion pounds seems to to be quite a lot of money....perhaps a fraction of that amount would have been useful in developing something like NHSbuntu over the last seventeen years.


...and this new initiative is being touted by people described as the "brains" among NHS IT specialists. Where have they been for all of the current century?

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