Look Munich, City of Barcelona Is Dumping Windows and Switches to Ubuntu Linux

While the City of Munich is switching back to Windows after running Linux on their public PCs, a move that will cost them over €100 million euros, the City of Barcelona is making the smart choice of dumping Microsoft’s products and switch to Linux and Open Source.

First spotted by It’s FOSS, this fantastic news was reported by Spanish newspaper El País, stating that the City of Barcelona is currently in talks of migrating all of their public computer systems to Open Source software products like LibreOffice and Open-Xchange, replacing Microsoft’s expensive products.

The City of Barcelona is already running a pilot program with no less than 1,000 desktops powered by Canonical’s very popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, but the paper said that they plan on replacing their Microsoft Exchange Server installations with Open-Xchange… (read more)

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