Once again, indebted to Pog for this. I’ve been wondering what happened to LiMux, and he has kindly provided the link.
Apologies to our German friends, but I think this needs Googling into English. I’ll try to tidy it up, but I don’t promise much.
The LiMux project is on schedule, and meeting expectations.
The LiMux project, as of 12.12.2011, has migrated 9,000. PC workstation in the Civil Engineering Department to the new LiMux client.
This means that the LiMux project is proceeding faster than expected: 8500 PC workstations were planned from 2011 to the end of the year. Equally, more or less all MS Office suites have been uninstalled, with a few authorized exceptions.
The County Administration Department is still a little way from completing the transition from MS Office to OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, because in some cases, there are specialized processes and workflows whose dependencies are still too large. But the more we succeed in being able to run the corresponding “open platform administrative procedures” either by replacing them or by virtualization, the sooner we will be able to replace the last MS Office suites by OpenOffice.org.
In 2012, we plan to migrate the remaining 3,000 seats to the PC LiMux client and will prepare the transfer of operations.
At that point, the remaining proprietary solutions will be moved over to open platform solutions.
Well, I’m prepared to go that far for y’all, and I’m even prepared to highlight the insane “if everything else fails, we use WINE” coda to this crap.
I’ve run out of energy to compare it against their original claims, however. Numbers? Timescales? Costs? Benefits?
Your timer starts … now!
(I’m not really convinced by “Civil Engineering Department, btw. Not being up with Bayernischen administration, I suspect this is more “housing and public buildings.” But, whatever. Corrections welcome.)