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15 April 2011, 15:16

LiMux celebrates halfway point in Munich

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Munich's LiMux project has reached its halfway point. Half of the City's PC stations that are to be migrated to Linux have now switched to the LiMux client. In the past three months alone, 1,000 PCs have migrated, and the LiMux project directors say that at this speed the project is on schedule. A total of 12,000 to 15,000 PC workstations used by city officials in Munich are to switch to Linux and open source software.

In May 2003, Munich's city council resolved to migrate municipal workstations to Linux and open source. Towards this goal, the city developed its own LiMux client and WollMux, a template system for OpenOffice. Migration took longer than planned; Florian Schießl, a LiMux project director, stated last year that his team had been naive and underestimated the extent of minor problems. In 2006, migration slowed down and did not pick up again until the migration strategy was changed and the computer infrastructure reorganised.

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