Great news for open source. Bizarre that the Italians went with a German distro though, and the French went with a South African one instead of Mandrakiva!
The Inquirer: The IT department of the Italian parliament today presented plans to begin migrating some 3500 desktop PCs, including those of its 630 MPs, away from Windows to SuSE Linux starting this September. The Camera dei deputati will also run SuSE on all of its two hundred servers.
This makes it the second and largest parliament in Europe to choose open sauce. The French parliament, with 577 seats, voted last year to have open sauce installed on all of its 1145 PCs. France decided on Ubuntu this February and the migration in the Parliament should be underway.