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City of Munich spreads the gospel of Linux with Lubuntu giveaway

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Plans are afoot to have Munich's city government distribute 2,000 Lubuntu installation CDs to users with older Windows PCs, after Microsoft stops releasing security updates for Windows XP next year.

According to city council member Tobias Ruff's original proposal -- which was put forward in March -- the move will help avoid the creation of electronic waste, since many older computers currently running Windows XP will be unable to handle the demands of Windows 7 or 8.

Ruff says that Lubuntu's low system requirements and general similarity to Windows should help keep older machines useful for a longer period of time. The Ubuntu-based spinoff requires just 256MB of RAM to operate, as opposed to 2GB for newer Windows versions.

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