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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It's all in the money
by Brian on Wed 28th May 2003 19:03 UTC

When it comes down to it, any organization that has large scale needs is stupid not to massively migrate over the Linux, especially if it's actually held responsible for its expenditures.

What makes it even more attractive for government agencies is that they actually also help promote their own home grown expertise in a system they have some measure of control over.

I hope this makes MS sweat, and also is a wakeup call to the stupid people in the US govt who think that keeping MS afloat is critical to the economy regardless if they've been found guilty of abusing their position in the marketplace.