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Windows 7: Munich considers switching from Linux back to Windows and Office

23 Aug 2014   #1
Golden
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Munich considers switching from Linux back to Windows and Office

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In most of the world, the Year of Desktop Linux never happened. In southern Germany, though, the city of Munich has spent the last 10 years migrating away from Windows and aggressively adopting Linux, OpenOffice (later switched to LibreOffice), and other open-source solutions instead.

Munich’s city council voted in 2003 to spend 30 million Euro over 10 years to make the transition, using a customized version of Ubuntu that it dubbed LiMux. The migration was declared complete in 2013.

And now, months after that milestone was achieved, the city’s newly formed coalition government is commissioning a study to determine whether it should phase out Linux and return to the Microsoft fold.
After a 10-year Linux migration, Munich considers switching back to Windows and Office | ZDNet

and an alternate viewpoint....

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...ck-to-windows/


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24 Aug 2014   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

There's a big discussion about this going on over at eightforums - Munich, Germany: Linux was disaster, back to Windows

Peace
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25 Aug 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

It's pretty crazy how governments treat tax payer money,
One of the universal things in every country they treat it like a money tree with no end of funds
Get low create another tax/ fee/..... to make up the difference or simply increase existing taxes,
There should be a bounty on politicians
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25 Aug 2014   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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It's pretty crazy how governments treat tax payer money
That is certainly true. Look at the new Berlin airport example.

Original estimate: 1 Billion Euros and opening in 2011
Todays status: New estimate 6 Billion Euros and opening in 2016 - maybe.

And worst of all - nobody is responsible or feels responsible for the scandal. The govenors of 2 states (Berlin and Brandenburg) were the heads of the operation. But they did nothing wrong. Of course not - they did nothing but cashed a hefty sum of money for their inactivity.
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25 Aug 2014   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You would be hard pressed to find any government project that went as estimated
If your lucky the project would only double
Always more hands out than expected
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25 Aug 2014   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I try to be realistic.
If all these free non Microsoft programs were so cheep and good to run their wouldn't be a Microsoft.

I know Microsoft has a huge share of the market place. IF one wants to beat Microsoft you must come up with better programs and operating systems. Whether they were free or paid for.

If someone does that in a realistic fashion Microsoft will loose market share.

I don't know whether those places in the E.U. hate Microsoft or they hate Microsoft because they are from the U.S.A.

I my opinion the type of computing we do today would still be in the Stone Ages if it wasn't for Microsoft.
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25 Aug 2014   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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I don't know whether those places in the E.U. hate Microsoft or they hate Microsoft because they are from the U.S.A.
I don't think that this is the case. It is just that the laws in the EU are different than those in the US,

The basic tenor of the US laws is to protect the industry but in the EU it is to protect the consumer. Big difference that may yield different results.

E.g in the Us if you go to court against a big compamy you have to prove that the compamy made a mistake. In the EU the company has to prove that they did not make a mistake.

Take the example of gene modified agriculteral products. In the US they are allowed as long as nobody can prove that they have negative side effects (which may take decades). In the EU the company that wants to market those products has to prove that they have no side effects.

I rather have the EU system because it protects me at least to some extend.
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25 Aug 2014   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Makes some sense.
Monsanto just spends a lot of money in the right places, (could mean the wrong places) and they get what they want.
You have to be able to out buck them in order to beat them before 2 or more genereation pay the price for gene modified agricultural products.

I guess their is good and bad in both method. The E.U. and the U.S.A. do things different for sure.
Here we have to prove guilty and over the pond they have to prove they are not guilty.

Their has got to be a balance somewhere in between those two but I don't think I will live long enough to see it.
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25 Aug 2014   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there

It's the same anywhere on Planet Earth -- If I were in the USA I'd jump at the chance of getting a Federal Govt contract -- Why pay ONE Dollar when we can pay FIFTY for an inferior product that might not work or eventually when it IS delivered two years late I could get ANOTHER FIFTY dollars.

This makes interesting reading
Project On Government Oversight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

-- but its not only in the USA that this type of stuff happens --the UK for example has spent the equivalent of several BILLION DOLLARS on failed and cancelled I.T projects and to add insult to injury have COMPENSATED the supplying consultancy companies as well.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-scrapped.html

Cheers
jimbo
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