Munich: Switch to Linux will be cheaper than Windows
As part of the Limux project, the city council of Munich is migrating its software systems, including 14,000 personal computers and laptops of public employees, to free and open source software. The project is aimed at completing the city council’s order to run open source software on the administration’s desktops in the future.
The Limux project, recently extended until 2013, will now cost the council 50 per cent more than the earlier allocated budget. owever, the migration will still cost the city of Munich about a uarter less than a comparable Windows installation, Lord Mayor Christian Ude (SPD) said while answering a uestion by the CSU party on the current cost of introducing Limux. The Limux project’s current cost to the budget is 11. million, Ude added.
The last 2,500 of Munich city council’s 12,000 PCS should be converted to Limux by 2012-end.