---

Look Munich, City of Barcelona Is Dumping Windows and Moves to Ubuntu Linux

The City of Barcelona is already running a pilot program with no less than 1,000 desktops powered by Canonical’s very popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, but the paper said that they plan on replacing their Microsoft Exchange Server installations with Open-Xchange, and Microsoft Office suite with LibreOffice. To achieve this goal, the City of Barcelona will start commissioning IT projects to local SMEs, which will be able to as well as to hire more than 60 developers to work on installing various other open-source software programs, backup and migrate existing data to the new systems running a Linux-based operating system, most probably Ubuntu.