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ZDNet UK: Vienna Takes the Boldest Step of All--Asking the Users

Jan 28, 2005, 01:00 (4 Talkback[s])

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"As befits an ancient city in the centre of Europe, Vienna has seen its share of revolution. One of the greatest happened in 1848, when the city threw off the rule of the ancient, authoritarian Hapsburg dynasty and gave control to the locals.

"Some of that revolutionary yet pragmatic spirit can still be found in the city's IT department. Rather than mandate a switch to Linux and (OOo), the department is letting the people decide..."

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