Yep, M$ moved their German headquarters there, making the city council super happy. Also, they offered massive discounts on Windblows, possibly even going down to that "free" number. Plus, they have that
independent study done by
HP that nobody has seen that shows how they could have saved loads of money if they'd stuck with XP and M$ Office. Everybody loves good numbers with absolutely no basis of proof, right?
But, it basically sounds like the city council doesn't care. The city employees were whiny about not knowing how to use Linux in the first place, which never helps. (better training is in order) So, M$ sweet talked them, move in next door, and likely made them an offer they couldn't refuse. Because, you know they want to keep that monopoly alive.