Munich city council says a review of its IT has not been triggered by staff dissatisfaction after moving from Windows to Linux on the desktop, in spite of reports to the contrary.
City Hall claims that users aren't happy with Linux, costs are higher than expected.
The death of Linux on the desktop has been great exaggerated by the media. Plus: The city of Munich saves millions by switching to Linux, and how to find the best desktop for new Linux users.
The Munich city council has switched 15,000 computers from Windows to Linux over the last decade.
How Munich switched 15,000 PCs from Windows to Linux
The administration of the city of Munich in Germany has completed the switch to the open source desktop, says Peter Hofmann, head of the migration project last week Wednesday. The IT department is now securing the strategy, to make sure it can be maintained by the city and to sustainably support interactions with citizens, businesses and other public authorities.
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Munich's municipal LiMux project has presented a comparative budget calculation. Against an equivalent software setup with Windows and MS Office on the city administration's PCs, the LiMux migration has generated savings of over 22613017210 million
By migrating to its own Linux distribution, LiMux, the German city of Munich reduced both IT costs and user complaints, according to figures provided by Mayor Christian Ude.
LiMux, a project to convert local government institutions to Linux and open source software in Munich, has exceeded initial expectations. The project has done slightly better than projections of 8,500 and now boasts 9,000 Linux migrated workstations. The progress and evolution of this project that began in 2003 is well worth examination.