The number of users ditching IE in favor of alternative browsers continues to grow, especially in the wake of continued security exploits found primarily to affect those using IE on Windows. Recently, the French Police force switched to Firefox. In an interview with 'Linux Pratique', a French magazine, a member of the force explains why. The move, affecting around 70,000 computers, also includes incorporation of Thunderbird as an e-mail client on 45,000 of those machines. While saying he does not support any particular set of software, General Brachet says that the featureset combined with security aspects of Firefox made it attractive to them. If you are interested in OSS, give it a read.
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