Munich to Deploy Linux on the Desktop

eWeek is reporting that the city of Munich awarded a contract for ‘…$35 million to migrate its 14,000 desktop and laptop computers from Windows to Linux and OpenOffice.org…”This is a momentous decision because we believe this truly marks a watershed moment for Linux,” said Seibt, in Nuremberg. “The city clearly sees Linux not just as cost savings over costly, proprietary software but also as the best tool for the job.” Walter Raizner, country general manager for IBM Germany, in Stuttgart, said that with Munich’s decision, one thing is clear: It is open season for open-source computing. “Linux represents freedom and flexibility,” Raizner said…’

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