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British Industry: The Price of Windows

Mar 16, 2006, 16:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Dwyer)

"Microsoft has a case to answer. When Quocirca sifted through 8000 IT professionals' responses to an online questionnaire last year, the UK consultancy discovered deep unease with Microsoft's Windows operating system.

"In some respondents Microsoft inspired a near-psychotic depth of loathing. Others merely recorded strong reservations about, respectively, the cost and performance penalties of Windows' insecurity, its squandering of hardware power, its instability and unreliability, and the cost of Microsoft's licences..."

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