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: suse not yet chosen
by Dave on Wed 28th May 2003 21:52 UTC

"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."

IBM & SuSE are partners. IBM hardware, SuSE Linux.

SuSE/IBM winning the bid is a forgone conclusion, they partner most if not all of the public sector linux installations in Germany.