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Heise Online: City of Mannheim to Switch to Linux "Quietly"

Oct 12, 2005, 21:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert W. Smith)

"Through a 'gentle' Linux migration the city of Mannheim in southern Germany is aiming to become 'fit for the future.' Although the go-ahead was already given last year, when requirements were assessed and scenarios discussed, it is only now that the migration of basic services has entered its final phase. In the current quarter the Oracle Collaboration Suite is to be deployed and by the end of 2005 the migration to Linux of all registration, file-management, and printing services is to be completed. This implied that by the end of the year 1,100 network printers would in all likelihood be managed via a central print server, the administration of the city of Mannheim declared..."

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