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    ....probably most of the people that work for the munich
    administration have a PC at home that runs Windows - and want that
    everything works just the same way than at home.<br>
    <br>
    Also, I read on heise.de that some leading employees wanted to
    install by themselves Skype and M$ Office on their work laptops
    (also running on Linux) - and were really angry that they couldn't
    get it done (Libre Office was already installed) - the idea behind
    must have been that one doesn't really have a word processing
    program on the machine when not running M$ WORD.<br>
    <br>
    Also, some people were unhappy that they had to wait 1 week for
    their smartphone to be connected to their work e-mail account - as
    the IT-person explained this was because an external mail server had
    to be set up (whereas these people could connect the smartphone to
    the account at the privat mail provider by themselves within some 15
    minutes).  Here again, the "problem" had  nothing to do with
    Linux.....<br>
    <br>
    But the main reason seems to me that the main supporter of Linux in
    Munich  <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
      href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiMux">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiMux</a>  
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    the former city mayor Christian Ude, who was in office for 21 years,
    is now retired and the views of his successor on Limux are the exact
    contrary.<br>
    <br>
    So maybe substantial lobbying from the side of M$ has not even been
    necessary...even if I wouldn't be sure that it didn't take place. <br>
    So I would go with Axel that this is due to bias mainly caused by
    general ignorance and not being willing to see the bigger picture.<br>
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    Harry<br>
    <br>
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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">Am 12.02.2017 um 14:48 schrieb Axel
      Grude:<br>
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        <p>The "compatibility" argument shows that effectively the
          product with the biggest market share calls the shot. A lot of
          corporations like the integration of Mail with MS Office, we
          have no viable alternative for this yet.<br>
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        <p>I still wonder whether tablet-compatibility also played a
          role in the decision towards Windows 10?</p>
        <p>I would also not be surprised if there was some "lobby"
          decisions made or if it is more based on Bias.<br>
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        <p>Axel <br>
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            <b>Subject:</b>The City Of Munich Now Wants To Abandon Linux
            And Switch Back to Windows - Slashdot<br>
            <b>From:</b>Wayne Mery <a moz-do-not-send="true"
              href="mailto:vseerror@lehigh.edu"><vseerror@lehigh.edu></a><br>
            <b>To:</b>Tb-planning <br>
            <b>Sent: </b>Sunday, 12/02/2017 03:07:32 03:07 GMT ST +0000
            [Week 7]<br>
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        id="mid_26a1d4a5_9e2e_da7b_0e06_b6ac2c537be9_lehigh_edu"
        cite="mid:26a1d4a5-9e2e-da7b-0e06-b6ac2c537be9@lehigh.edu"
        type="cite">Not new news. But interesting regardless.  A few
        thousand Thunderbird seats. <br>
        <br>
        <a moz-do-not-send="true" class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
href="https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/02/11/1930217/the-city-of-munich-now-wants-to-abandon-linux-and-switch-back-to-windows">https://yro.slashdot.org/story/17/02/11/1930217/the-city-of-munich-now-wants-to-abandon-linux-and-switch-back-to-windows</a>
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        "The prestigious FOSS project replacing the entire city's
        administration <br>
        IT with FOSS based systems, is about to be cancelled and <br>
        decommissioned," writes long-time Slashdot reader Qbertino.
        TechRepublic <br>
        reports: <br>
        Politicians at open-source champion Munich will next week vote
        on <br>
        whether to abandon Linux and return to Windows by 2021. The city
        <br>
        authority, which made headlines for ditching Windows, will
        discuss <br>
        proposals to replace the Linux-based OS used across the council
        with a <br>
        Windows 10-based client. If the city leaders back the
        proposition it <br>
        would be a notable U-turn by the council, which spent years
        migrating <br>
        about 15,000 staff from Windows to LiMux, a custom version of
        the Ubuntu <br>
        desktop OS, and only completed the move in 2013... <br>
        <br>
        The use of the open-source Thunderbird email client and
        LibreOffice <br>
        suite across the council would also be phased out, in favor of
        using <br>
        "market standard products" that offer the "highest possible <br>
        compatibility" with external and internal software... The full
        council <br>
        will vote on whether to back the plan next Wednesday. If all SPD
        and CSU <br>
        councillors back the proposal put forward by their party
        officials, then <br>
        this new proposal will pass, because the two parties hold the
        majority. <br>
        <br>
        The leader of the Munich Green Party says the city will lose
        "many <br>
        millions of euros" if the change is implemented. The article
        also <br>
        reports that Microsoft moved its German headquarters to Munich
        last year. <br>
        <br>
        [see also <a moz-do-not-send="true"
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href="http://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-pioneer-munich-poised-to-ditch-open-source-and-return-to-windows/">http://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-pioneer-munich-poised-to-ditch-open-source-and-return-to-windows/</a>
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