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Submission + - The woes of Munich's Linux migration (h-online.com)

mikrorechner writes: The H Online has a writeup of the problems encountered by one of the most prominent Linux migration projects in the world, trying to introduce free software into the highly heterogenous IT infrastructure of the City of Munich. To quote from the article:

Florian Schiessl, deputy head of Munich's LiMux project for migrating the city's public administration to Linux, has, for the first time, explained why migrating the city's computing landscape to open source software has taken longer than originally planned.


Security

Submission + - Exploit for Word also works with OpenOffice

mikrorechner writes: "It seems you can be too compatible: According to this heise Security aticle, an exploit for one of the recent MS Word vulnerabilities also works with OpenOffice. Both Windows and Linux versions of OOo Writer crash if a prepared document is opened. As of now, it is uncertain if the crash can be used to inject code, but it seems possible."

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