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Re: Munich converts to GNU/Linux and then FAILS!

From: Robert Stankowic
Subject: Re: Munich converts to GNU/Linux and then FAILS!
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 20:48:04 +0200
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Mike Cox wrote:

> The dangerous Linux advocate's lies can cost tax payers MILLIONS! 
> When someone believes that Linux is ready for the desktop, or that
> Linux has MORE and BETTER applications than Windows would be wise to
> learn what happened in Germany.
> Munich DELAYED their Linux conversion from Microsoft(TM) software. 
> They are going back with their tails between their legs.
> But look how quickly they are back-tracking on their Linux
> conversion.
> Munich's reason of delaying is supposedly because of "patent
> issues".  But IBM said that they won't sue, and if IBM says they
> won't sue, no one else can because IBM has thousands of patents and
> they can bury anyone who tries because most companies likely
> infringe on one of IBM's patents.
> So obviously, patents are not the real reason Munich Germany is
> stopping
> their conversion to Linux.  And we all know what the real reason is:
> Munich Linux boxes were battered left and right as various MS Word
> documents
> flew their way.  Popular business applications were unavailable on
> Linux, and the OSS equivalents were years behind in features and
> stablility. Necessary accounting programs needed to run the city
> were only Windows
> based.  Imagine the grief caused to the poor government workers. 
> And the Linux option was MORE expensive!
> Now Munich will have to pay the Linux vendor 35 MILLION EUROS AND
> HAVE TO PAY THEIR MICROSOFT licenses!!!!  The German tax payers who
> must now pay DOUBLE, once for the Linux conversion AND NOW FOR
> Microsoft Licenses because they are not converting to Linux.
> There is a lesson to be learned.  Don't believe a word Linux
> advocates say.
> They hope and pray that linux is better than windows, but it's not. 

This was to be expected...

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