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Open source exceeds Munich's expectations

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The German city of Munich has been very precise at bumping off Windows PCs to give its Linux operating system Lebensraum .

Munich's LiMux project has been going great guns and today the city announced that it had migrated 9,000 systems away from the PC and onto Linux. It only wanted to migrate 8,500 of the 12,000-15,000 PC workstations used by city officials in Munich but it turned out a bit easier than expected.

The LiMux project directors have announced that almost all copies of Microsoft Office have been banished from Bavaria and replaced with version 3.2.1 of the open source OpenOffice.org office suite. The remaining 3,000 plus systems will be switched to the LiMux client next year.

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