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Scotland on Sunday: Microsoft Losing Market Grip as Rivals Go on the Offensive

May 20, 2003, 01:00 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Glover)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"After years at the cutting edge of technology, Microsoft seems in danger of falling off the pace...

"Open-source software using non-proprietary operating systems, such as Linux, is also cutting into Microsoft's virtual monopoly of desktop software as governments and corporations become attracted to the cost-savings they offer.

"Governments, including Germany and China, have already begun a move towards open source, with Sweden, Denmark, France and the UK also testing the water. Sweden has recently identified savings of more than $1bn a year, while Denmark has identified cost reductions of between $480m and $730m a year..."

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