EIN LINKER, Member of the party DIE LINKE in the City Councillor's Office, Radevormwald, Germany

We are using Debian as a desktop operating system. Currently we are in the process of migrating all systems in our office to Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 Squeeze. That is four laptops and one workstation. They are going to run GNOME 2.30.2 and the primary programs to be used are: OpenOffice 3, Evolution, Epiphany, Scribus 1.3, Inkscape 0.47 and The GIMP 2.6.

We have finally decided to use Debian to replace our old Windows XP systems for, primarily, three reasons:

  1. stability and security
  2. to support a genuinely independent project, which also reflects some of our own political ideas
  3. saving license fees