Whether it is the effect of a worldwide recession, espionage, or rejection of Microsoft related services, Governments around the world have started adopting Free & Open Source Software
- Turin in Italy decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu 
- South Korea ponders move to Linux from Microsoft Windows XP 
- IceLand public-sector moving to Linux
- UK Government moves to Open Document Format as the new official internal document format. 
- Italy prioritizes requisition of FOSS over propriety software.
- Delhi (Capital of India) announces move to Open Source Software in Government and Education
- China collaborating with Canonical to create the China Operating System 
- French police is moving to GendBuntu, distro based on Ubuntu
- Munich (in Germany) finished migrating to Limux, distro based on Ubuntu
- Indonesian Government contemplates move to Open Source Software
- North Korea's homegrown Linux Red Star OS, probably runs on all North Korean government computers.
- China having banned Windows 8 as insecure and energy inefficient, is developing a Windows alternative.
- Russia moves to ban IBM, Oracle, EMC, & Microsoft.
- ↑ City of Turin decides to ditch Windows XP for Ubuntu : €6m savings in 5 years
- ↑ Ubuntu Emerges as Free Alternative Operating System to Windows
- ↑ Iceland swaps Windows for Linux in open-source push
- ↑ UK makes ODF its official documents format standard
- ↑ Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements
- ↑ Delhi Government Is Considering Deployment Of FOSS Software
- ↑ Canonical and Chinese standards body announce Ubuntu collaboration
- ↑ French police move from Windows to Ubuntu Linux
- ↑ How the end of XP support helped France's gendarmes embrace Ubuntu
- ↑ City of Munich: "Migration to sustainable(Linux) desktop completed successfully"
- ↑ Indonesian Government Urged to Move to Open Source Software
- ↑ Red Star OS -North Korea's Linux distro
- ↑ China working on Linux replacement for Windows XP