No Microsoft, open source software really is cheaper, insists Munich

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Feb 7, 2013 6:59 PM EDT
ZDNet; By Nick Heath
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The city of Munich has hit back at Microsoft in a row over whether the city's plan to use open-source software is cheaper than using Microsoft's products. The city is currently migrating 13,000 computers from Windows NT 4 and Microsoft Office 97 to a custom build of Ubuntu and OpenOffice as part of its 'LiMux' project. A further 2,000 computers will stay on Windows but are being switched to OpenOffice. The move began in 2004 and will be completed in the autumn of this year.

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