Another MS loss

December 16, 2003 at 8:05 pm | Posted in General | Leave a comment

A followup to my previous post about Microsoft losing Israeli government contracts to Open Source competitors. This Register article notes that an increasing number of government agencies are refusing to pay the Microsoft tax (aka Licensing 6) and going with Linux systems. It seems that most users will probably be happy with Word97 functionality, especially since that means they don’t have to spent thousands of dollars on new hardware upgrades usually required by Microsoft bloatware.Overall, an excellent job by Microsoft shooting itself in the foot; next time, they should aim for their heads. The Dark Ages of Computing can’t end soon enough.

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