Totally fabricated rumours brought into circulation by no one else but a Microsoft partner. From what I hear about the Munich Linux project all is going hunky dory for Munich’s city administration.
And they aren’t even ashamed. 😦
It’s not that 15,000 PCs are that important to Accenture’s or Microsoft’s bottom line. They aren’t. What is important is to discourage corporate and government buyers from seeing a Linux desktop success story.
Those silly billies. Don’t they know that Linux on the desktop is not their enemy or anywhere near being a danger to their marketshare. Only a super small percentage of educated computer users are on Linux. And in the professional arena they are leading as well. Because professional users (secretaries, nurses, doctors, police officers, administrative workers) aren’t what is supposed clever and eduated so they will stick with Microsoft Windows like flies stick to shit.
So I consider this a shitty move by the newest and most prestigious member of the Linux Foundation. This is so self-contravicting, Microsoft should be kicked out of the Linux Foundation very swiftly! Also it reminds me of the shitty tactics of our Western governments: Create an atmosphere of negativity and fear, an assumed outside threat, create a common enemy … make the sheeples stay in the barn.
Dear readers, fraggles, darlings, I’m now pleading for the 100th time for you to finally toss your shackles and courageously step into a self-determined future. Break free from Windows and join us on the Linux side. Will everything go smoothly? No, can’t promise you that. It also depends on your computer literacy and experience. You’ll probably crash a couple times, you’ll have problems getting used to new desktop environments and GUIs. But … no, let’s make that a BIG BUT! BUT it’s so worth it. You have learned how to operate a Windows computer or a Mac. And I can guarantee you Linux ain’t much different. And the biggest difference is that Linux is easier. Easier to install, easier to maintain, easier to operate. And easier on your hardware it’s too. And in case of a mental breakdown, Linux has vast communities, lively forums, networks of volunteer helpers. Sometimes you even talk to the developers in person. Won’t happen within the Win and Mac infrastructures. =^.^=
And then there is this amateurish housewife’s blog. Orca might be the most clueless person who ever converted to Linux but you’ll always find an open ear here and she might even know the one or other workaround for your problem. At least I can give you enough hints and protips how not to lose all your valuable data once you wreck your new Linux system to smithereens. 😉
For example, if one of Trump’s nukes would detonate in my PC … ok, admittedly I’d have other problems then, but let’s just assume, my computer assplodes without a warning. I’d lose my data of two days. That’s it. That’s all. And that’s common sense, doesn’t need any Linux expertise.