"Worries over total cost of ownership rather than growing
uncertainty over patent disputes may have formed the main reasons
for the city of Munich's decision to defer its high-profile
migration to Linux on the desktop, industry experts have
"Concern over EU patents directives was not Munich's primary
motivation in freezing its migration of 14,000 desktops from the
Windows operating system to an open source offering based on Linux,
believes Gartner vice president Andrea Di Maio..."