“The city is now using a unified desktop system, Limux, its own distribution based on the Ubuntu Linux open source operating system and open source applications, on 14,000 of the total 15,000 desktops, spread over 51 offices across the city. That is 2,000 more than it’s intended goal, using Limux on 80 % of its desktops. Hofmann confirmed that the city will now switch to using the LibreOffice, an open source suite of office productivity tools, replacing the current open source alternative OpenOffice, that is used since 2006.”
see City of Munich: "Migration to sustainable desktop completed successfully".
That was an amazing “slow-speed chase” but it’s the result that counts, the vast majority of Munich’s PCs now run GNU/Linux and they plan to switch to LibreOffice from OpenOffice.org soon. Munich survived the pressure from M$ and slings and arrows from Linux haters everywhere. We enjoyed it despite the slowness. Munich was in a deep M$-induced hole and climbed out. If they could do that anyone can.