Windows vs Linux: Open source beats Microsoft to win Barcelona's backing for "full technological sovereignty"
The City of Barcelona is embarking on a new tech plan to purge proprietary software and replace it all with open source.
The city's first step will target key applications running on Windows, such as the Outlook email client and Exchange Server, which will be replaced with Open-Xchange. Office is also likely to be replaced with LibreOffice, while Firefox could fill the void of Internet Explorer.
Though Windows will remain running on most of the City's PCs for the next year, the end game is to replace it with Ubuntu or some other Linux distribution, which is being trialed on 1,000 municipal computers.
The ultimate goal is to achieve and guarantee " full technological sovereignty" for the municipality.
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No more Microsoft, says Barcelona City Council, in pursuit of "full technological sovereignty".