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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Swiss real life experiences
by Friendly on Thu 29th May 2003 12:12 UTC

The University of Solothurn (Switzerland) has conducted a research series on closed and open distributed software systems. Currently they have held two conventions with conceptional basis. They examined the .NET and the Open Source philosophy. Both conventions were well attended and sported high level proponents, including RMS. See for yourself:

http://www.fhso.ch/wb/informatik/distributed_software_systems.htm

Sorry, only in german. But the Open Source section is available in english.

I paraphrase for you: OS users have less downtime, are more motivated and generally are better trained. On the downside OS is harder to deploy and requires better and very careful planning in advance. Seems like the little problems are shown in the great picture as well. Hard to set up, a breeze to use ;-)

And just one last sentence on the political rampagers: since when did we stop to agree to disagree?