The German city of Munich, which famously adopted Linux and open source across its operations, may be about to reverse that decision. German newspaper Süddeutsche reports deputy mayor Josef Schmid as saying the city is considering the move because users often complain about the functionality available in open-source applications.
The City of Munich has become one of the most prominent examples of a city administration that switched from Microsoft products to open source, and it looks like Canonical and Ubuntu were an instrumental part of that change. The City of Munich managed to shake off the Microsoft dependency, but it took a lot of work and it wasn't cheap.
The municipality of the German city of Munich has decided that Ubuntu 12.04 will be the operating system distributed to fill the gap left by the “death” of Windows XP.
According to a small press release (in German, if you really want to read it), the Munich City Library Gasteig will have 2000 CDs with Ubuntu 12.04 available for any resident of the city that has been affected by the e
The move away from open source solutions by the German city of Freiburg didn't seem to add up. With some help from German friends I've dug into the report - and it is indeed suspect.
The move away from open source solutions by the German city of Freiburg didn't seem to add up.