"Red Hat has announced several large European Linux
installations, including a deal to implement more than 8,000
desktops for a major German insurance company.
"The deal with LVM Versicherungen, announced on Monday, is one
of the biggest successes so far for desktop Linux. The City of
Munich's decision in May 2003 to switch 14,000 machines from
Windows to Linux is still the most significant migration, but it
remains at the planning stage. Red Hat said BPU Banca, Italy's
seventh-largest banking group, will migrate 8,000 Unix clients to
Linux; and Statoil, Norway's largest oil company, has migrated its
IT environment from Unix to Linux..."