Mu­nich: Switch to Linux will be cheaper than Win­dows

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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.

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