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City of Munich disagrees with HP's Linux migration study

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Munich's City Council has objected to HP's study in which the company analysed Munich's Linux migration on behalf of Microsoft. According to HP's calculations, the LiMux, which was launched in 2003, cost €60.6 million (approximately £51 million) compared to a cost of only €17 million (£14.2 million) for a purely Microsoft-based solution.

These figures strongly contradict those compiled by Munich's City Council, which had established costs of just under €23 million (£17 million) for Munich's migration to Linux and OpenOffice and estimated that a solution involving Windows and Microsoft Office would have cost €34 million (£27 million).

Talking to The H's associates at heise open, the head of the Press and Information Office at Munich City Hall, Stefan Hauf, said that it was not possible to conduct a thorough analysis of the study based on the published summary and that many of the study's assumptions could not be verified due to the lack of detail.

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