Microsoft Denies Nigerian Linux Scam
Nov 05, 2007, 13:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
"Microsoft is a tremendous competitor in every market in the
world. And according to a letter written by Mandriva Linux CEO
Francois Bancilhon, it's so bent on winning that it undercut a deal
between the Nigerian government and the Linux vendor.
"The letter details circumstances that might raise some ethical
questions about Microsoft's competitive practices. It alleges that
the Nigerian government has modified a deal it had with Mandriva
for 17,000 PCs using the Intel Classmate PC running on Mandriva
Linux to instead run Microsoft Windows..."