Not only did Munich decide to avoid migrating from NT to XP, the city is attempting to assist residents to migrate from XP to GNU/Linux in order to prolong the useful life of those PCs
“Munich City Council plan to make Ubuntu discs available as a â€˜replacement for Windows XPâ€™ â€“ Microsoftâ€™s 11-year old operating system for which support officially ends in April of next year.
The proactive effort is been billed as an attempt to â€˜prevent electronic wasteâ€™ from discarded computersÂ that, whilst still serviceable with an alternative OS, would fail to meet the requirements of Windows 7 or Windows 8.”
Way to go! Of course they could have decided to produce 100K CDs but 2K will do if they are shared. Hey! It’s FLOSS. The residents can do that, legally.