Munich decides for Linux

The city of Munich in Germany had to figure out what to do about their computer systems, as Microsoft stopped Windows NT support. Guess what: The more expensive Linux offer won! [USA Today].

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Well, initially both offers where very similar, but the Linux offer made strategicly more sense. And then Microsoft lowered their price twice, and Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer even showed up in person! No luck, the council voted 50:30 for Linux.