My hometown doesn't make it very often into the headlines, but here is something which is worth a lttle buzz: The city hall has just made the decision to switch 14,000 PCs of the administration from Windows NT to Linux. And this even though the initial costs for the linux soultion are a few million Euro higher.
Before that Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer came personally to Munich in an attempt to convince the mayor to switch to Windows XP instead. In the end they even lowered the offer by 7 million Euro which backfired as this brought up the question "How much extra profit is still in there?"Posted at May 30, 2003 11:49 AM | Further reading