Look, Munich: city of Barcelona kicks out Micro$oft in favor of Linux and open source.
The Linux distro to be used may be Ubuntu as the City is already running a pilot project of 1000 Ubuntu-based desktops.
Outlook mail client and Exchange Server will be replaced with Open-Xchange meanwhile Firefox and LibreOffice will take the place of Internet Explorer and M$ Office.
@Linux Wait a couple of years, the party at the government of the city will change and they'll go back to Microsoft.
It's not the first time I see something like that here in spain.
I'm happy but I don't expect it to be a real change.
@ekaitz_zarraga But these ppl are Catalans, man 🤔
@Linux And I'm Basque...
I know how this works... Believe me...
Who tells you that the next elections the party at the gov in Barcelona won't be a non-Catalan party?
@ekaitz_zarraga It's highly possible that this is a beginning of a larger adoption trend 😎
Catalonia would like to gain independence and (wisely) depart EU too, correct?
Munichs switch back was not about Linux really.
@ekaitz_zarraga @Linux politics aside, what matters too (I have personally dealt with this) is that Linux distro (or even just FOSS) works well with everything else that might remain in use - workstations, printers/MFD, systems wholly or part run in "cloud", external email providers etc; and the organisational IT support has the correct skillset and mindset to assist the endusers.
If IT changes are also used as "austerity/costcutting" to reduce tech headcount that often does not end well.
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