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VNUnet: Gartner Questions Munich Linux Migration Delay

Aug 13, 2004, 16:00 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Jaques, Manfred Kohlen)

"Worries over total cost of ownership rather than growing uncertainty over patent disputes may have formed the main reasons for the city of Munich's decision to defer its high-profile migration to Linux on the desktop, industry experts have speculated.

"Concern over EU patents directives was not Munich's primary motivation in freezing its migration of 14,000 desktops from the Windows operating system to an open source offering based on Linux, believes Gartner vice president Andrea Di Maio..."

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