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Old 02-05-2006, 09:46 PM   #1
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LXer: French gendarmerie abandons IE for Firefox


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PARIS: Supporters of open sourcing for computers have been given a shot in the arm by news the French police is abandoning Microsofts Internet Explorer for the Mozilla Foundations browser Firefox. The gendarmerie's 70,000 desktops were being converted to Firefox and its email client Thunderbird because of the navigator's "reliability, security and inter-operability with other state services," said General Christian Brachet, IT director of the police force.

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