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benali72

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Linux Loses a big one
« on: November 24, 2017, 07:43:30 pm »
For 12 years, the city of Munich has had its 20,000 desktops run Linux instead of Windows. They've recently announced they're converting to Windows 10. It's a big victory for Windows and a big loss for Linux.

The reasons are complicated and disputed, but very interesting. See --

www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-to-windows-10-why-did-munich-switch-and-why-does-it-matter/
www.techrepublic.com/article/how-a-linux-stronghold-turned-back-to-windows-key-dates-in-munichs-limux-project/
www.techrepublic.com/resource-library/whitepapers/why-munich-made-the-switch-from-windows-to-linux-and-may-be-reversing-course/

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Re: Linux Loses a big one
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 02:12:06 pm »
I read the article. I wish they would summarize it. It's long and tedious.
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Re: Linux Loses a big one
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2017, 04:16:39 pm »
I read the articles too.

I get the impression that the change from Linux to Windows is a political decision and that the politicos don't understand or even care about the technical issues.

I also wonder if the newly elected politicians are being "influenced" by Micro$oft (and other giant corps) more than the politicians that were voted out.

Question:
What is so complicated about that?

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Re: Linux Loses a big one
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2017, 04:32:09 pm »
I read the article. I wish they would summarize it. It's long and tedious.

Agreed.  They're trying to be fair by including all different viewpoints, but I was they'd just offer a simple conclusion at some point!

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Re: Linux Loses a big one
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 06:17:31 pm »
Its about money, Microsoft is going to put their German headquarters in Munich.