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 Don Cox on Thu 29th May 2003 10:16 UTC

"the opposition has published a statement this evening where they claim that many of the various it-leaders of the different parts of munichs administration are aginst this move because there's no adequate software on linux, and that it needs to program from scratch."

If the city architects use AutoCAD, there could be a problem. Has anyone here used AutoCAD with WINE?

Other likely problems would be specialised software for managing sewage treatment systems, street lighting, etc.

IMO they will have some problems, but it will be worth it in the long run.