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PC Pro: Microsoft Loses China Contract At Last Minute

Nov 29, 2004, 16:45 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Malone)

"The Beijing municipal government has pulled out of a deal to buy Microsoft software. In a victory for local suppliers, the local authority is instead expected to sign a deal with indigenous suppliers according to the Chinese website Pacific Epoch...

"However, in the end the final approval from the Beijing procurement office was not forthcoming. Under pressure from local suppliers and central government, Beijing municipal government has instead opted to replace Microsoft Office with Kingsoft WPS and Windows with Red Flag Linux..."

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