Zaragoza moves to Linux

The city of Zaragoza (one of the 4/5 biggest cities in Spain) has just announced the move of their computing systems to Linux. It is thus the 1st big Spanish city to do so, and the 2nd in Europe, after Munich.

7 Responses to “Zaragoza moves to Linux”

  1. anonymous says:

    Hmmm, not that it deserves less attention, but for the sake of accuracy, it looks like Zaragoza is the 9th city (see

  2. Quim Gil says:

    Quoting El Mundo:

    “se ha editado una guía explicativa sobre ‘software’ libre, que es una adaptación de la editada por el Ayuntamiento de Rubí (Barcelona) con licencia Creative Commons.”

    Hey, thatś my book! :)

  3. Quim Gil says:

    Anonymous, and which one of the bigger 8 cities has moved to free software?

  4. Dani Baeyens says:

    Wooohooo!!! Maños power! :)

  5. Rodrigo Moya says:

    anonymous: that page lists the metropolitan areas, not cities. If you look closely, it shows in position 7 Asturias, which is the mix of two cities (Gijón and Oviedo), then in 8th position, Alicante and Elche. Also, Sevilla and Bilbao have bigger metropolitan areas, but the cities are, AFAIK, smaller than Zaragoza, which, on the other hand, has a small metropolitan area compared to the size of the city (it is in the middle of an almost desert).

    So, yeah, Zaragoza is still, AFAIK, one of the 4/5 biggest cities in Spain

  6. anonymous says:

    Quim Gil: None of them, a real shame!

    Rodrigo Moya: Thanks for the explanation.

    (Note that my previous comment wasn’t meant to be offensive, I’m sorry if I caused some kind of misunderstanding. This is really good news, be it first or the last city in Spain ;)

  7. Rodrigo Moya says:

    No offense taken here :-)