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..."