Thursday, December 12, 2013

Munich completes switch to Linux

The city of Munich has been in the Linux news for some time.

They have made headlines since they first released plans of completely switching over from proprietary systems such as Microsoft Windows to a specialized version of Linux, some time ago.

Munich city officials reported that Munich has finished this process as of today, December 12th, 2013.

While it's a feather in the cap of us open source Linux fans out there, the officials report that there have been excellent side effects to this project.

Munich city officials reported saving over 11 million euros switching.

This is just a mile stone marker among many that have been completed already.

Linux now has the lions share of the market. Microsoft Windows now really only has a small market control, and that is in home computers.

To those of you who are telling yourselves you don't use Linux, don't be so certain.

Linux is found in tablets, cars, microwave ovens, televisions, watches, cell phones, and on, and on.

If you have used a computerized device, then you most like;y have used Linux.

If you have used Google, Facebook, Twitter or many of the biggest internet services available, then you have used Linux servers indirectly.


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