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End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:16 pm

Story : https://www.techrepublic.com/article/end-of-an-open-source-era-linux-pioneer-mun





The German city of Munich, famous for rejecting Microsoft in favour of using Linux on its PCs, has voted to return to Windows.

After more than a decade of running Linux-based PCs, Munich city council has decided to switch about 29,000 PCs to Windows 10.

Back in 2003 the council decided to to switch to a Linux-based desktop, which came to be known as LiMux, and other open-source software, despite heavy lobbying by Microsoft.

But now Munich will begin rolling out a Windows 10 client from 2020, at a cost of about €50m, with a view to Windows replacing LiMux across the council by early 2023.







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