Heise Online: City of Mannheim to Switch to Linux “Quietly”

“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…”