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: Go Munich
by linux_baby on Wed 28th May 2003 20:45 UTC

>> Gee, does anyone think this event might, in small part, have anything to do with the Bush
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Bush for sure has the most muscular foreign policy I've ever seen, but even before Bush, the german people have had a not small consideration for SUSE. SUSE is a german company, don't forget. And there are many governments that are considering linux, from India to Latin America to Africa and Europe. The biggest problem is that MS is determined and aggresive. They have enough money to woe/bribe governments and politicians (Check out the Uganda Story), and they don't mind loosing money in the short run, because they know that they will more than recoup their looses, in the long run, wherever windows becomes a standard.