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InforWorld: Gartner: Non-U.S. groups seek alternative to Microsoft

May 14, 2003, 16:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Legard)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"Governments and businesses outside the U.S. are leading the push to find alternatives to Microsoft for their software needs, according to a report released Tuesday by research company Gartner.

"The reasons for seeking an alternative include concern over licensing issues, security breaches, and the grass-roots power of open-source software, according to Gartner.

"In Asia-Pacific, governments in China, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia are encouraging government departments and businesses to replace Microsoft products with a combination of Linux, other open-source products, and software from local vendors..."

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