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Microsoft and HP won't share a study claiming that the German city of Munich had its numbers wrong when it calculated switching from Windows to Linux saved the city millions - although an HP employee did provide the data to a German publication that reported on the results.
By switching from Windows to its own Linux distribution, LiMux, Munich has saved over €11 million so far, the city announced in November. But a Microsoft-commissioned Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) study conducted by HP suggests that the city's numbers are wrong, and claims that Munich would have saved €43.7 million if it had stuck with Microsoft, German weekly Focus reported earlier this week.