I've been seeing a bunch of freetards trumpeting up their victory in Munich for a while now. They don't talk too much about Vienna though, which was a complete clusterfuck.
I found an article that provides some deep, super deep, I mean all the way up in ya ovaries deep, analysis of what happened.
Their first, huge mistake was their attempt to roll out their own GNU/Linux distribution called Wienux.
Hmm, why does that sound so typical?
But you know, it's nice that y'all talk all kinds of garbage about how open source lets you fork shit and how that's better than having sex with your neighbor's poodle, but then when a deployment fucks up? you come back and slam them for forking, as if it was the dumbest idea in the first place, and that it was soooo obvious.
Back in 2003, Microsoft and the German Ministry for Family teamed up to create “Schlaumäuse” [...] a program aimed at teaching kids how to use computers.
[...] Microsoft had (luckily only briefly) a stronghold on the web browser market, and they surely used it: the maker of Schlaumäuse managed to create a Frankenstein-like monster that required several IE plugins (heavens knows what for). The software maker that created Schlaumäuse hinted that while a Firefox version is in the works (planned for 2009!), the city had not offered enough incentives to speed up development. See: they didn’t pay them enough to care. Also, surprise surprise, Wine would crash repeatedly while running Schlaumäuse.
Ok, so you knew ahead of time that there was an IE requirement, and you went with..... Wine? Wow guys, that Austrian bud must be some good shit. Not only that, you decided to pay the damn company too little to make a Firefox version. Cheap bastards. And stupid too, they had you the the BALLS.
Another issue they raised was about hardware compatibility.
Yep, I think I've heard someone complain about Linux hardware compatibility before. Wait, who was it again? Oh yea, EVERYONE.
So lets summarize. You created your own fork, deliberately ignored your IE requirement, and didn't test your hardware. And it failed. Hot damn. Why didn't you pay me millions of Euro's to figure that shit out? Then I wouldn't have to go bitch and moan about these adblock users that are raping us bloggers for all we've got.
But anyway, why do I get the funny feeling that there was some town meeting that went something like:
City Council Member: "Does anyone have any concerns with this plan?"
IT Dude: "I do. Why are we creating our own distro? Don't we need IE? Shouldn't we test this out before we try to deploy it?"
Expert Freetard Panel Member: "Look, I have this totally awesome distro I created at home, OK? And I run IE on wine all the fucking time. And it totally works for me, dude. I used your Shitmouse thing for like 5 minutes and it totally worked. And the thing boots in like 3 fricking seconds. What more could you want? All open source software is better than commercial stuff, so what could go wrong?"
City Council Member: "That does sound nice. And it's free too, right?"
IT Dude: "Dudes. Y'all can go suck your own Knabber Nossi's, ok? I'm out. PEACE!"