Full steam ahead for Linux in Munich

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The capital of Bavaria plans to complete its current migration of more than 80 percent of its desktop systems by 2008 and says that the first users of open software in the city’s administration are pleased with the initial results. On Tuesday, Munich’s mayor Christine Strobel said at the Systems trade fair that “up to now, we are very happy about the results” of the migration currently underways. “I am not a computer geek, but I must admit that it was easy to switch to the new software,” she reported. By the end of the year, some 200 workstations close to Lord Mayor Christian Ude and a number of nearby organizational units will be running on a special LiMux client. If everything runs according to schedule, most of the approximately 14,000 PCs will be migrated to Open Source in the next two years.

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