A German State Is Saying Goodbye Windows, Hello Linux - FOSS Force
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The parliament of Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany has oked plans to make state government almost 100% open source by the end of 2026.

Ich bin ein Berliner… der Linux nutzt… Kek…

@nutomic@lemmy.ml
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1urte bat

New Microsoft headquarters in Kiel soon?

@Vera9@lemmy.ml
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0urte bat

:=)

10_0
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what OS do you think theyll use, my money is on either Elementary, or Mint

Helix 🧬
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I hope neither of those. They should get one with an actual company behind it. There’s Suse Linux which is based in Germany and would probably make a good fit.

erpicht
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As much as I love Mint on my devices, I agree with this sentiment. Suse would certainly be cool.

Helix 🧬
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Yeah I’d love them to use Mint or Debian or Arch or Fedora or whatever, but I also think it’s important for this project to succeed. And you need good support for success.

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urte bat

There’re quite a few unknowns…

  • we don’t know what form-factor these 25,000 computers have (how many are tablets, for example?)
  • we don’t know their specs (RAM, speed, &c.) and
  • we don’t know their architecture…

There might need to be more than one distribution used.

(It’s a pity that Ubuntu’s Unity8 was abandoned, and that UBPorts’ Lomiri / Debian’s Lomiri are still work in progress…)

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Well… it’s going to need to be

  • something that’s easy to adopt / adapt to and
  • something that’s going to be maintained (so it’ll have to be one of the big GNU/Linux players).

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