Munich's Choice of Linux over Microsoft

USA Today examined the decision that Munich made in it’s choice of Linux over Microsoft.

In the article, it is clear that folks making the financial decisions are beginning to realize what Microsoft has been up to recently:

.bq Though Microsoft underbid IBM and SuSE by $11.9 million in Munich, city officials were concerned about the unpredictable long-run cost of Microsoft upgrades, says Munich council member Christine Strobl, who championed the switch to Linux. And the more Microsoft discounted, the more it underscored the notion that as a sole supplier, Microsoft could—and has been—naming its own price, she says.

It will be interesting to see how SuSE and IBM capitalize on this deal with Munich.

Monday July 14, 2003   ·   Permalink