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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To all the people blaming politics
by Nacs on Wed 28th May 2003 21:54 UTC

I'm reading a lot of posts here about Germany adopting Linux just because of politics and because MS is a US based company.

Did you guys even read the article? IBM is going to be part of the deal with Suse. IBM for the less informed is a US based company.

If Munich switched just because they don't like America/American businesses, they wouldn't have picked IBM.

This move is a great one and hopefully more will follow their example.

I personally believe one of the biggest reasons Munich switched to Linux is because Linux is opensource. They can see all of the code, can change it if necessary and not have to worry about any backdoors.