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Vienna starts desktop Linux migration

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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 OpenOffice.org. 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.

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