Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 21st Oct 2006 22:59 UTC, submitted by Christian Jensen
Debian and its clones Steve McIntyre visited the LiMux team in Munich and has posted a small report about the visit on his blog. LiMux is the specially tailored Debian distribution City of Munich deploys. "I'd like to talk some more about LiMux, the project being run within the City of Munich to replace all of their desktop Windows systems with Linux. They gave us a demonstration and answered lots of our questions."
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kamil_chatrnuch
Member since:
2005-07-07

sorry for asking, but how exactly is linux error-prone to software failure or downtime for that matter?

as for support costs, i would imagine, that paying for in-house developers + IT stuff, would be a more expensive solution, then a support contract [suse, etc.] + IT stuff.

anyway, i welcome anything alternative [even though, i'm not a linux fan], so good luck guys ;)

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Of course Linux systems can crash and have downtime. I haven't stated otherwise. I merely told NotParker to remember to count in the costs, since he only counted the support costs.

Actually in-house solutions tend to be cheaper, since you don't have to pay a company, but only the persons. And since you need System Administrators anyway, you might as well hire those that can solve such situations, and utilize them.

Most programmers are hired to work on in-house projects, typically in a bank or something akin to that.

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anda_skoa Member since:
2005-07-07

as for support costs, i would imagine, that paying for in-house developers + IT stuff, would be a more expensive solution, then a support contract [suse, etc.] + IT stuff.

Munich has been in a special situation regarding this: the migration is also a unification across their departments.


Currently almost every department has their own setup and the local IT staff has to do all the maintenance alone.
The move to Linux is also a move to the same base client software stack, which means more effective administration and local IT staff becoming available for department specific issues.

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