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Seattle Post Intelligencer: City of Vienna May Substitute Linux for Microsoft

Sep 11, 2003, 14:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthias Wabl)

[ Thanks to Roman Fietze for this link. ]

"Microsoft Corp. may lose 15,000 customers for its Windows operating system as the Viennese city government considers phasing in Linux software, a city official said yesterday.

"The Austrian capital will decide by the middle of 2004 whether to start phasing in Linux, said Erwin Gillich, deputy head of the city's information technology unit.

"Vienna may switch several hundred computers a year over to Linux through 2007 to assess the system, he said in a phone interview..."

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