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The German city of Munich's migration to a vendor independent IT infrastructure is "in time, in budget and on track", says one of the external consultants involved in the project. The city aims to migrate about 80 percent of all the city's fifteen thousand desktop PCs to Ubuntu Linux.
The Bash shell provides a builtin command that allows you to test the exit status of a command to determine if the command was successful or not. The test command provides a way to make decisions about what will happen next in a script.
Using linux feels a lot like listening to an undiscovered band; it’s the new band none of my friends have listened to. When they first experience it they want it. I have it. I feel special. You know the story…
Ubuntu team is already planning for 9.10, which will see the light of day in October 2009. The desktop side will focus on beautification and an improved boot-up experience; the server side will target cloud computing.
Over €10 million has been saved by the city of Munich, thanks to its development and use of the city's own Linux platform. The study is based on around 11,000 migrated workplaces within Munich's city administration as well as 15,000 desktops that are equipped with a FOSS office suite.