• November 29, 2006
  • Linux

Services and Support Become the Killer Linux Apps

By John Bruggeman

Yet another foreign government organization announced their intent to dump Windows for Linux and open source.
Starting in mid-2007, the French parliament will equip the PCs in their
deputies’ offices with a Linux operating system and open-source
productivity software.

This announcement follows a September update from the city of Munich on the progress of its Linux project
initiated back in 2003. If you happen to remember, the Munich project
was one of the first to shoot right at the heart of Microsoft’s
monopoly and helped fuel an industry debate around the viability and adoption rate of desktop Linux.
At the time, the blogosphere lit up with potential speculation around
the city’s decision ranging from payback for Microsoft licensing 6.0 to
anti-American sentiment surrounding the Iraq war. It all seems like
ancient history now, doesn’t it?

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