Linux brings over €10 million savings for Munich

Posted by henke54 on Nov 23, 2012 5:06 PM EDT
Heise; By Anika Kehrer
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Over €10 million (approximately £8 million or $12.8 million) has been saved by the city of Munich, thanks to its development and use of the city's own Linux platform. The calculation of savings follows a question by the city council's independent Free Voters (Freie Wähler) group, which led to Munich's municipal LiMux project presenting a comparative budget calculation at the meeting of the city council's IT committee on Wednesday. The calculation compares the current overall cost of the LiMux migration with that of two technologically equivalent Windows scenarios: Windows with Microsoft Office and Windows with OpenOffice. Reportedly, savings amount to over €10 million.

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And.....best of all.....the savings are ongoing. Ridcully 2 582 Nov 23, 2012 10:17 PM

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