Germans Give Out Linux to Windows XP Die-Hards

Windows XP's time is running out, but the city government of Munich, Germany, knows one way to mitigate the dying system's security risk: Switch the entire city over to the Ubuntu Linux operating system, specifically Version 12.04 Long Term Support (Precise Pangolin).

Windows XP used to be the world's most popular operating system, and many stalwarts are still hanging onto it, especially overseas. Its lightweight system requirements and wide range of supported software mean that many users have been reluctant to switch over to newer OSes like Windows ...

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The question is whether the ubuntu hardware support is as large as WindowsXP.
If ubuntu variants such as Zorin, LXLE... is any indicator, compatibility may be an issue.