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Expatica.com: Battle Heats up Munich Software Deal

May 22, 2003, 19:00 (12 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Roman Fietze for this link. ]

"In a battle heating up over a software deal for the city administration of Munich, US giant Microsoft has lowered its price offer by 15 per cent in order to prevent the city switching to Linux, Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) reported Wednesday.

"FTD cited a city council spokeswoman as saying that the council was now leaning to choose Microsoft over Linux. The council is to make a decision May 28.

"If chosen, Microsoft would provide the software for some 16,000 computers in the Munich city administration, with FTD putting the value of the deal in the double-digit millions of euros..."

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