Canonical has taken the wraps off a morale-boosting deal that has seen German insurance giant LVM Versicherungen convert 10,000 PCs to use Ubuntu Linux across the company’s operations.
The project included the conversion of 3,000 desktop and laptop computers in LVM’s Muenster HQ with a further 7,000 in the company’s agencies around Germany. The core software used by the company is LAS, a Java-based claims-processing application of its own design, backed by Lotus Notes, Adobe’s Reader and the OpenOffice suite.
The news isn’t entirely a surprise given that LVM has been using Ubuntu for some time. But converting a company’s entire install base to use the software is still a modest coup.