Look, Munich: city of Barcelona kicks out Micro$oft in favor of Linux and open source.
The Linux distro to be used may be Ubuntu as the City is already running a pilot project of 1000 Ubuntu-based desktops.
Outlook mail client and Exchange Server will be replaced with Open-Xchange meanwhile Firefox and LibreOffice will take the place of Internet Explorer and M$ Office.
@Linux I hope so!
They could gain the independence but it will be a really hard thing. Remember Spain doesn't want it. Do not consider it done. I'm afraid it could become violent...
Munich's switch was not about linux, but they went back anyway... in this case could happen the same.
I hope everything goes well and they use Linux forever but I'm not confident about that.
@ekaitz_zarraga @Linux politics aside, what matters too (I have personally dealt with this) is that Linux distro (or even just FOSS) works well with everything else that might remain in use - workstations, printers/MFD, systems wholly or part run in "cloud", external email providers etc; and the organisational IT support has the correct skillset and mindset to assist the endusers.
If IT changes are also used as "austerity/costcutting" to reduce tech headcount that often does not end well.