Munich is considering returning to Windows because of problems with Linux




The city council of the German city of Munich looks if it will run. Thousands Linux based officials PCs back on Windows The many internal complaints about the open source operating system would be the main reason for dropping Linux.

Munich has spent the past ten years, all PCs and laptops migrated to LiMux; in December 2013 were 15,000 systems switched to the open source operating system. The project manager and the mayor talked about the successful completion of the migration. They also saw the project as “a logical step towards greater openness and independence of individual software vendors taken.

However, there appears to exist a lot of dissatisfaction with the officials to work with the Linux systems so writes the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, based on statements by Deputy Mayor Josef Schmidt. According to Schmidt many officials were “suffering” by having to work with LiMux and should be an independent investigation to answer the question of whether the church should go to Windows. Any advice in that direction, according to the deputy mayor “negotiable.”

According to Schmidt, there were other problems with setting up a mail server that officials could also synchronize on mobile devices. Contacts, emails and appointments Should be also, so that the extra costs would not outweigh the lack of licensing for Linux. Many manual programming done

The deputy mayor argues that Munich is one of the few municipalities that completely switched to the open source operating system. Microsoft has, in turn, said that the company is open to any new contract negotiations with the city of Munich.

A majority of the City Council can not agree with the criticism of the deputy mayor, says Heise. Several council members to rally behind the LiMux project, though it would be to potential bottlenecks. Looked good though

Update 15:45: Comment added from council.



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