German State Abandons Microsoft for Linux and LibreOffice

The German state, Schleswig-Holstein, has decided to move away from proprietary software, such as Windows and Office, to open-source alternatives , including Linux and LibreOffice . The move is motivated by the need to "ensure that their data is kept safe with us, and we must ensure that we are always in control of the IT solutions we use and that we can act independently as a state," as stated by Dirk Schr¶dter, the digitalization minister for Schleswig-Holstein.
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