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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re: very interesting
by penguinhead. on Wed 28th May 2003 19:25 UTC

"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..."

True, it will be interesting, but I have no doubt it will work.
It's all about trading in one side of upsides and downsides for a different
set with an eye on the net benefits. What ever difficulties they encounter
will be overcome and in their opinion worth it. That is why they made the
decision they did.
Besides it's not as if Microsoft Solutions were used or retained when their numerous disadvantages begged for a different one.
In short, they will be just fine... and out of the MS hamster treadmill.
You know the one made out of razor wire and whose door Bill
keeps trying to weld shut.