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Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated 190

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ndogg (158021) writes "The rumors of Munich's city government going back to Microsoft seem to have been greatly exaggerated. There was a review of the city's IT systems that was called for by the mayor, but it wasn't solely just to decide on whether to move back to Microsoft. And while there have been complaints about LiMux, they mostly seem to concern compatibility with OpenOffice.org, which may well be resolved by switching to LibreOffice."
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Munich Council Say Talk of LiMux Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

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  • by MadX (99132) on Monday August 25, 2014 @07:06AM (#47746385)

    Honestly, if there is a remote possibility that a change back could help spread FUD, it's going to be pounced upon.

  • Re:NT is best (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 25, 2014 @07:21AM (#47746435)
    If constant reboots and BSODs are still your impression of Windows, you should give it another try with a more recent version. Things are quite smooth these days, thanks to the NT6 kernel.
  • Re:NT is best (Score:5, Interesting)

    by donaldm (919619) on Monday August 25, 2014 @07:45AM (#47746521)

    If constant reboots and BSODs are still your impression of Windows, you should give it another try with a more recent version. Things are quite smooth these days, thanks to the NT6 kernel.

    Err! Win NT6.0 was Microsoft Windows Vista and we know how everyone loved that. Even with NT6.1 (Microsoft Windows 7) you still could get constant reboots and BSODs (first hand experience). Still NT6.2 (MS Win 8) and NT3 (MS Win 8.1) may me stable to you but that GUI IMHO looks like something designed by a 5 year old.

    Over 7 years ago I switched to a Linux distro and have never looked back.

  • Re: LibreOffice (Score:4, Interesting)

    by cbiltcliffe (186293) on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:20AM (#47746661) Homepage Journal

    If you don't have all the same fonts installed, this can happen transferring between the same version and patxh level of Word, on two different computers.
    Hardly a LibreOffice compatibility issue....

  • Re:LibreOffice (Score:5, Interesting)

    by RoLi (141856) on Monday August 25, 2014 @08:23AM (#47746689)

    Yes, there are still many small problems, but it really pays off filing a bugreport (with example file) - they have a much better management of bugs than most opensource projects and the chances are good that you will be able to get a fix in a few weeks. I have very good experience with that.

  • Re:Oh really? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Vlad_the_Inhaler (32958) on Monday August 25, 2014 @09:33AM (#47747071) Homepage

    I'd be amazed if it was.
    My experience is that OpenOffice has less features but they work better. They (OO) also seem to be to be more interested in MS compatibility than LO is. I find that particular fork rather regrettable but Oracle would never have divested themselves of OpenOffice if they had not seen themselves becoming irrelevant.

  • by mspohr (589790) on Monday August 25, 2014 @01:58PM (#47749617)

    This reminds me of a story told by some very old time IBM reps.
    The Selectric typewriter was newly installed for an executive secretary. She complained that the keys were too hard to press. The full IBM support team came to investigate the complaint. They were originally flummoxed because there is no adjustment for key pressure on the typewriter. However, one of them had a brilliant idea. Inserting a screwdriver into the back of the typewriter, he turned it slowly one way then another while the secretary typed. Eventually she pronounced it "fixed".
    Now that's customer service.

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