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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Very interesting...
by Gil Bates on Wed 28th May 2003 19:06 UTC

I, for one, am looking forward to the case study that determines how well all of this works out. I really suspect that they will need to run Citrix or Terminal Services to maintain the existence of various Windows-only 'legacy' applications on many of these Linux desktops.

I am very curious to see if such a huge operation can be run successfully on the likes of KDE + OpenOffice, what kind of problems they run into and how they solve them. I'm skeptical, but the Germans certainly aren't, considering that MSFT actually underbid the Linux proposal and still lost...