The administration of the Swiss canton Solothurn is migrating 2000 desktops to Debian. The switch should be completed at the end of the year,
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The canton started thinking about a new desktop IT infrastructure in 2006. According to Bader 21 companies offered assistance, proposing several combinations of Open Source operating systems and applications. The administration in September 2006 decided to use the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, OpenOffice, Firefox and the KDE collection of desktop applications.