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Heise Online: Berlin's Central Administration on a Path Toward Linux

Aug 19, 2005, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Migrating the Microsoft software of Berlin's Central Administration to Linux is possible in principle, the administration of Berlin's Department of the Interior states in a letter to the Executive Committee of the Senate, the parliament of the German federal state of Berlin. According to the present state of knowledge when compared with Windows Linux could be run with slightly lower operational costs, the letter adds. However, executability and the costs involved in migrating administration-specific software would have to be regarded as the 'critical factors in reaching a decision on this matter.' The administration of the state of Berlin was currently looking into the details pertaining to these circumstances, the letter, which heise online has seen, goes on to say.

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