City of Munich Is Ditching Linux and Moves Back to Windows After over 14 Years

There were discussions back in February for the German city of Munich to ditch their Ubuntu-based LiMux GNU/Linux distribution, which was used on more than 29,000 computers across over 6,000 offices, for Microsoft’s Windows operating system, but now it looks like the city council approved the plan. The city will spend no less than ???50 million to migrate all those computers back to Windows 10 after saving more than ???10 million in licensing costs since they first announced their ambitious Linux and Open Source desktop programme back in 2004. They were also using the popular LibreOffice office suite on those computers.

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