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If the reports are believed to be true, around 13,000 workstations running OpenSuse will be migrated to a current version of Windows. The tax authority in German state Lower Saxony is planning to migrate 13,000 workstations to Windows 10 operating system from Linux.

At the moment, 13,000 workstations are running Linux, which has long been considered a rival to Windows.

The state’s tax authority is currently operating OpenSUSE on up to 13,000 workstations and it will soon migrate the devices to the ‘current version’ of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

The report adds that the migration to Windows 10 from Linux is due to the fact that many of its field workers and telephone support services already use Windows. Having the same operating system everywhere apparently makes things easier for the workers and the authority.

Lower Saxony’s draft budget has revealed that up to €5.9m is set aside for the migration to the latest operating system.

The timetable for Lower Saxony’s migration is not available and it’s not yet clear how many months or years the migration would take.

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