Ubuntu wins big in France: High school French rampant
By barton808 on Feb 08, 2008
Ill have to admit, when I heard about Ubuntu's big win last week the first thing I thought was, what clever headline can I create using my limited French (I find using French in a blog adds a certain "je ne sais quoi")?
The gendarmerie's 70,000 desktops currently use Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. But these will progressively change over to the Linux system distributed by Ubuntu, explained Colonel Nicolas Geraud, deputy director of the gendarmerie's IT department. afp.google.com
Unfortunately I got distracted with other work and everyone else used all the good ones:
- Vive la Ubuntu libre! - Desktop Linux
- Parlez-Vous Ubuntu? - Says the French Police - Softpedia
- French police find "Liberte! Egalite! Fraternite!" in Ubuntu Linux - Cnet
- Police in France say au revoir to Microsoft, bonjour to Linux - Web in France Magazine
Given the above, what I want to know is last Fall when Ubuntu scored big in Macedonia, where were all the clever puns employing Macedonian? Why in that case did the media opt instead to go with straight-forward, informative headlines e.g.
As the grandson of Macedonian emigrants, I want answers!
Pau for now..