Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Vienna starts desktop Linux migration

Filed under

The Austrian capital city of Vienna kicked off its soft migration to open source software on the desktop on Tuesday.

Vienna town councillor Rudi Schicker presented the city's bespoke Linux distribution, known as Wienux, at a press conference. Departments in the city administration will now be given the option to migrate to open source software on the desktop.

The city is currently running Microsoft Windows 2000 and Office 2000 on its 16,000 desktop PCs, but has identified 7,500 that could be migrated to the open source productivity application Of these, 4,800 could also be migrated to the open source operating system Linux.

UPDATE: The dot has a blurb on KDE's part in this migration.


More in Tux Machines

GNOME's Evolution Email Client Now Follows the Notification Settings of GNOME Shell

The GNOME developers are still working hard these days on the second milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment, which means that we should see more and more updates to various core components and GNOME applications. Read more Also: GNOME Shell and Mutter Updated for GNOME 3.20, Several Bugs Were Fixed

My Open Source Thanksgiving List: Wine, Netflix, OpenWrt and More

Running 3.1 miles through my hometown. Consuming unreasonable quantities of simple carbohydrates, fat and sodium. Pretending that the former activity justifies the latter. These are some of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions. Read more

BlackArch Linux ISO Images Updated with Over 100 New Tools, Multilib Support

The developers of the Arch Linux-based BlackArch GNU/Linux operating system have announced today, November 25, 2015, the immediate availability for download of a new installation media for the distribution. Read more

Snapcraft 0.5 Is Out for Snappy Ubuntu 15.04, Snapcraft 2.0 In Plan for Ubuntu 16.04

Canonical's Sergio Schvezov informs all users of the Snappy Ubuntu Core operating system for embedded and IoT (Internet of Things) devices about the release of the Snapcraft 0.5 snaps creation utility. Read more