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Microsoft: government switch to open source will cause dissatisfaction

Feb 20, 2014, 11:00 (6 Talkback[s])

Microsoft has hit back against the government's move to open source, claiming the change will cost taxpayers more and result in user "dissatisfaction".

Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said last month that government departments should consider switching to the Open Document Format (ODF), giving users the option to flip from Microsoft Office to open source suites.

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