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Munich sheds light on the cost of dropping Linux and returning to Windows

ZDNet - The mayor of Munich has revealed the cost of reversing its move to Linux from Windows will run into millions of euros in hardware alone.

Earlier this year the newly elected mayors of Munich raised the possibility the city could return to Windows, despite the authority having spent years switching to a Linux-based OS and free software.

Munich's adoption of open source software continues to generate debate, as one of best known examples of a large organisation swapping Microsoft for Linux on the desktop. Since Munich began its migration in 2004, a number of German authorities have followed a similar path.