August 7, 2004
Will Legal Fears Freeze the Penguin?
Linux's bid to become a serious rival in Europe to Microsoft's (MSFT ) dominant Windows operating system hit a bit of a snag this week. On Aug. 4, the city of Munich's plans to switch 14,000 computers to Linux's open source system was put on hold. The city had made headlines when it announced the scheme last May. Technology research outfit Gartner at the time called it one of the largest desktop migrations to Linux ever disclosed.