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VNUnet: Munich Opens Gates to Linux

Jun 24, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manfred Kohlen)


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"What were the main reasons for the city's decision to change to Linux?

"The key aspect was the ability to control the release policy ourselves; in other words to free ourselves from reliance on the product cycles of a small number of software companies.

"Another important point, of course, was licence costs, and security also plays an important part. We are switching directly from Windows NT to Linux, since NT, which is non-secure, was followed by a number of systems from the same manufacturer, which were also open to attack..."

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