Norwegian city puts Linux plan on hold

Two years ago the City of Bergen in Norway caught the attention of the IT world when it decided to go for a fully-fledged Linux strategy, with plans to install Suse Linux on all of the client PCs the city provides for. Fifteen thousand civil servants and 36,000 teachers and students were to switch from Microsoft Windows to open-source software.

Although the city will continue to run Linux on its servers, the plan to migrate the clients has now been put on hold.

Director of Competition and development Lars Tveit said the City of Bergen will only use Linux where it makes sense.

"An exaggerated belief in Linux can make you lose your focus and might harm other important tasks," he said.;1436929828;fp;4;fpid;4