Another German Town Comes Out Of The Closet

No, they’re not gay! They’re using GNU/Linux on ~90% of their PCs.“The administration now uses 300 thin client PCs, with desktop and applications retreived a SuSE Linux Terminal Server cluster of six servers. The desktop environment is Mate. The city staffers use the LibreOffice suite of office productivity tools and the Open-Xchange suite of email, instant messaging, calendaring and online collaboration tools. It works for them because they don’t have to buy new hardware to get a new OS. They converted to thin clients and saved a bundle. They also reduced staffing because there’s so little work to do. I wonder how many more there are just like it.

Some departments use Wollmux, an open source tool for managing forms and document templates developed by the German city of Munich.”

See Gummersbach completes switch to open source.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Another German Town Comes Out Of The Closet

  1. DrLoser says:

    “I wonder how many more there are just like it.”

    Who knows, Robert, who knows?

    I can’t be bothered to google for German towns with a population of roughly 50,000, so I’ll leave it to you.

    Interestingly, there are roughly 80-90 with populations of above 100,000. As we all know, Munich is one of them, and it is hopelessly dependent upon Gnu/Linux.

    I have no information to share about the other 80 or so, though.

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