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16 December 2011, 16:39

LiMux project exceeds annual target

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LiMux logo Munich's LiMux project has announcedGerman language link that it has exceeded its annual target for migrating the city's PCs to its LiMux client. To date in 2011, the project has migrated 9,000 systems; it had originally planned to migrate 8,500 of the 12,000-15,000 PC workstations used by city officials in Munich.

The LiMux project directors also note that almost all copies of Microsoft Office have been uninstalled and replaced with version 3.2.1 of the open source office suite. However, a few exceptions were authorised by officials. The remaining 3,000+ systems will be switched to the LiMux client next year.

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

However, migration has taken longer than originally expected. Last year, Florian Schießl, a LiMux project director, stated that he and his team had been naïve and had 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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