Israel 3, Microsoft 0

December 31, 2003 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Technology | Leave a comment

As I’ve mentioned previously twice (1, 2), Microsoft is in a pricing showdown with Israeli government agencies. It finally looks like MS has taken a bullet in the head. This Seattle Times article describes the suspension of Israel government contracts and the diversion of licensing monies to develop Open Source alternatives with better Hebrew-language support. Regardless of bigger geopolitical issues, this is certainly a welcome and public slap to help MS realize that 2004 will not be as good as 2003.Happy New Year to all.

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