Mayor Ude of Munich, Germany, has stated some facts about the effects of the migration from that other OS to GNU/Linux:
- Savings of 4 million Euros on hardware and software upgrades, thanks to free ($0) licences for GNU/Linux and lower hardware demands,
- great reduction of trouble tickets with GNU/Linux desktops (70 per month with that other OS and 46 per month with GNU/Linux), and
So much for the sycophants of M$ claiming costs had ballooned with GNU/Linux. Frankly, I am surprised they found so few problems with that other OS. Perhaps users “just rebooted” and made problems go away with that other OS. 46 per month with GNU/Linux is rather trivial for thousands of desktops. The help-desk people must nap a lot. I’ve had that many requests to reset passwords with ~100 PCs. I’ve had a few users who forgot passwords every weekend…
Good for the taxpayers and IT people of Munich. We know that cost was not the only consideration but it is a welcome side effect.