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The Observer: NHS May Ditch Microsoft on Costs

Dec 08, 2003, 14:00 (22 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Faisal Islam)

[ Thanks to Patrick for this link. ]

"The National Health Service, Britain's biggest employer, is considering ditching Microsoft software after a row over mounting licensing costs.

"Richard Granger, NHS IT director, has ordered a trial of a Linux-based system from Sun Microsystems as part of a £2.3 billion computer modernisation plan. The plan could see Java Desktop software rolled out across the NHS's 1 million staff and 800,000 computers to replace Microsoft's Windows operating system and Office suite of programmes..."

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