Reply to post: About cost.....

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...."

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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?

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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.

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...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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