NetworkWorldFusion: Germans Seek Savings Through Linux

“Tough economic times in Germany have made Linux and other open
source software products appear tantalizing to local businesses.
Yet many remain hesitant to dump their Microsoft software
completely, if for no other reasons than it performs relatively
well, and nearly everyone in corporate Germany uses it. That was
the general impression from speakers delivering presentations
Tuesday at the LinuxWorld conference in Frankfurt.

“‘Making more efficient use of capital resources, particularly
in the IT area, is a top priority of German businesses currently
exposed to a very harsh economic climate,’ said Wafa Moussavi-Amin,
analyst and regional business manager of IDC in Germany…”