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Munich Council: To Hell with Linux, We’re Going Full Windows in 2020

Posted by Megalith 10:45 AM (CST)

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to move any remaining Linux systems to Windows 10 in 2020. A coalition of Social Democrats and Conservatives on the committee voted for the Windows migration on Wednesday, Social Democrat councillor Anne Hubner told The Register.



Munich rose to fame in the open-source world for deciding to use Linux and LibreOffice to make the city independent from the claws of Microsoft. But the plan was never fully realised -- mail servers, for instance, eventually wound up migrating to Microsoft Exchange -- and in February the city council formally voted to end Linux migration and go back to Microsoft.


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