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  • City of Munich deploys a Debian-based solution for Desktop
    on 20.09.2006, 11:25
    in news, success-story

    City of Munich deploys a Debian-based solution for Desktop

    published on Wed Sep 20 11:25:55 2006 in news, success-story

    Today, the City of Munich announced (http://www.muenchen.de/Rathaus/dir/limux/ueberblick/175149/windowsabloesung.html) to have started deploying a Debian-based solution on the employees Desktop that is replacing the existing Microsoft Windows setup.

    The Mayor of the City of Munich, Christian Ude has already been using the test version for some time, and has taken a positive summary of his experiences: "Nach notwendigen Konzept- und Entwicklungsphasen beginnt jetzt der Effektiveinsatz mit einer Version, die sich im Piloteinsatz nicht zuletzt bei mir bewährt hat. Der Basisclient ist für München ein Schritt zu mehr Unabhängigkeit von einzelnen Herstellern und freie Software zeigt sich hier als ein probates Mittel dafür. Für den normalen Anwender ändert sich dabei wenig." (rough translation: After concept and development time, we now started to use a version that was successfull tested also by me. The software is step to more independence from single vendors, and free software is a good tool for that. The normal user is not really affected much by the change.)

    The software is entirely based on Free Software. The core components are Debian 3.1 (Sarge), http://www.debian.org/, KDE 3.5, http://www.kde.org/ and OpenOffice.org 2, http://de.openoffice.org/. For software distribution and administration, FAI (Fully Automatic Installation), http://www.informatik.uni-koeln.de/fai/ and GOsa (remote management interface), http://gosa.gonicus.de/ are used.