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The Inquirer: Microsoft Japan Software Sales Hit by Linux Shift

Apr 02, 2003, 22:00 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Wol for this link. ]

"According to Nikkei.net, sales of those products are down by 20 per cent in the second half of last year, leading to an overall drop of five per cent compared to the same period a year before.

"And one of the reasons for the decline is the success of Linux, the report adds. The Japanese government wants to promote open source software, and has allocated a billion yen this year to its project..."

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