Munich Linux scales desktop management

The City of Munich has developed impressive systems for rolling out and maintaining Linux desktops for large numbers of users, according to a British developer who had a close-up view of the system.

Munich is engaged in a high-profile project that will replace its ageing Windows infrastructure with a Debian-based Linux distribution called LiMux. The city plans to gradually replace all city workers' desktops, amounting to tens of thousands of workstations.