September 24, 2006
Munich Begins Migration Towards Linux
Though a year later than planned and almost three years after the initial announcement of its plans to move to open source technology, the city of Munich has begun its migration to Linux and OpenOffice. The “Linux in Munich” initiative, also known as “Limux,” is designed around the idea that the Linux world will get larger, while the Windows world will begin to shrink. The first 100 of Munich's 14,000 PCs have successfully been switched from Microsoft Windows to Debian Linux with OpenOffice 2. The city will continue to use PCs powered by both Windows and Linux.