Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.
Search Linux Today
Linux News Sections:  Developer -  High Performance -  Infrastructure -  IT Management -  Security -  Storage -
Linux Today Navigation
LT Home
Contribute
Contribute
Link to Us
Linux Jobs


Top White Papers

  • With 81% of employees using their phones at work, companies have stopped asking: "Is corporate data leaking from personal devices?" and started asking:...
    Download

  • Corporate e-Learning technology has a long and diverse pedigree. As far back as the 1980s, companies were adopting computer-based training to supplement...
    Download

More on LinuxToday


AP/Globe and Mail: Israel Stops Buying Microsoft Software

Dec 31, 2003, 14:36 (9 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Douglas D. Darnold for this link. ]

"In an apparent showdown over price, Israel's government has suspended purchases of Microsoft productivity software and is encouraging the development of an open source alternative.

"A spokeswoman for the Finance Ministry, which oversees government purchases, said Tuesday that government agencies would use existing Microsoft Office products for the time being rather than upgrade to newer versions.

"The Israeli government also will encourage the development of lower-priced alternatives to Microsoft software in an effort to help expand computer use by the public..."

Complete Story

Related Stories: