[ILUG] Sunday Business Post Article June 2004
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Jul 5 08:40:49 IST 2004
On Sunday 4 July 2004, ompaul at eircom.net (Paul O'Malley) wrote:
>It talks about the end of the line for Microsoft NT, and interviews two
>people, Kevin Buckley of Mandrakesoft Ireland,and Clive Ryan of
>To me it was interesting and well written and finding all the
>information in one article was a bonus. I would consider it food for
>thought for any person who does not already use Linux.
>Anyone for a critique?
It was indeed interesting and well written but a little accuracy would have
been nice too. It said at one point
]Local government computer systems in Munich tested the Linux technology for
]over a year before making the decision. The migration officially took place
]last Thursday, with 14,000 desktops permanently migrating to the open-source
What happened last Thursday (I thought it was further back, but whenever) was
that Munich City Council decided, based on the results of a pilot, to go ahead
with the complete migration. This is not quite "14,000 desktops permanently
migrating" but rather a decision that they will do so.
Is research no longer an activity undertaken by journalists?
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