Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 28th May 2003 18:28 UTC, submitted by michael
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y In what is being called "one of the largest desktop migrations to Linux ever seen", Microsoft seems to have lost a major account worth "tens of millions of euros" when the city of Munich said on Wednesday it would switch 14,000 computers from Microsoft's Windows operating system to Linux.
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yes it's true...!
by synergy on Wed 28th May 2003 18:38 UTC

unfortunatly, frankfurt/main which also belongs to germans biggest cities has (just yesterday?) signed a new contract with mfst.

anyways, this is a clear sign that microsft is and will come(-ing) more and more under pressure also on the desktop, which in the end will lead to better as well as cheaper products on both sides imo, and will certainly encourage cities or even companies to act similary.