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The Register: Israel Accelerates Free Software Migration

Dec 16, 2003, 18:15 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Orlowski)

[ Thanks to Dom for this link. ]

"The strategic decision to loosen dependencies on Microsoft software instigated by the Israel Department of Commerce is gathering momentum in other government departments.

"More intriguingly, departments are demanding that Microsoft follow suit with its Thai price cuts--which Microsoft has steadfastly refused to contemplate in the more affluent EMEA market.

"Writing for Israel's Ynet, Gal Mor reports that the Israeli Treasury has decided to walk away from the Government's contract with Microsoft. Signed two years ago, the contract expires this month, and the ministry is testing localized builds of Mandrake Linux..."

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