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International Herald Tribune: Linux: Paris Weighs a Shift to Open-Source Camp

Oct 12, 2004, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer L. Schenker)

"The open-source computer system known as Linux won a tough battle over Microsoft earlier this year when the city of Munich decided to change the operating software of 14,000 government computers, despite the personal intervention of Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief executive.

"Now, it is the city of Paris that is in the sights of the open-source software camp, which has emerged as the only serious competitive threat against Microsoft's 90-plus percent hold on the world market for computer operating systems..."

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