WIENUX[2] is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by the City of Vienna in Austria. Its main purpose is to replace proprietary operating systems and applications on the municipality's thousands of desktop computers with free and open source alternatives based on KDE, and Firefox. WIENUX was released 2005 under the General Public License and was available for free download from the distribution's web site[3] until 2008 when the download page was taken offline.[4] In 2009 the migration to Linux as operating system was stopped and most desktop computers were equipped with a Windows operating system again.[1]

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DeveloperWienux Project
OS familyUnix-like (based on Debian
Working stateAbandoned[1]
Source modelOpen source
Package managerdpkg
Kernel typeMonolithic (Linux)
Default user interfaceKDE

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  1. ^ a b Mobily, Tony (June 9, 2008). "Vienna failed to migrate to GNU/Linux: why?". Free Software Magazine.
  2. ^ WIENUX für die Stadt
  3. ^ WIENUX
  4. ^ "Professioneller Behörden-Desktop WIENUX". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2011-10-18.