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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by linux_baby on Wed 28th May 2003 21:42 UTC

I was reading the CNET verson of the news, and while the decision to go with linux has been made, the choice of distribution has not been concluded. This is what CNET reports:

Though Munich doesn't intend to select open-source technology providers until the first quarter of 2004, computer maker IBM and Linux seller SuSE helped Munich evaluate the move and are candidates, the companies said.

So, the decision on which dist to go with, and who gets the actual cash, has not been made. IBM is in the race for some of that euro, and it definitely is NOT a German company. The political spin someone is putting out seems a bit premature.