Sunday, May 12, 2013

French Military Donated Code to Mozilla Thunderbird

 That qualifies it for NATO's closed messaging system, and the French military has shown TrustedBird to NATO, military officials said.

Some observers said the original decision to go to open source was in part to show the French public that the government was trying to save money. But many software experts say free software also has its costs and the French acknowledged that.
"It is never completely free," said Col. Bruno Poirier-Coutansais of the information technology team Gendarmerie Nationale.

Operating System 32-bit support 64-bit support
Windows Yes No
Mac OS X Yes Yes
Linux Yes Yes

99% BAD HARDWARE WEEK:  Seems not free in 64bit Windows.

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