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Switching to Linux saves Munich over 11 million

Nov 27, 2012, 05:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Loek Essers)

The city government estimated that Migrating from Windows 2000 to a combination of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 would have cost it a little over 34 million in total. Switching to LiMux, its own Linux distribution, and the OpenOffice.org desktop productivity suite has cost it ???22.8 million, according to a cost comparison published last week that detailed the cost of migrating 11,000 users to open source applications on Linux.

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