Dump Microsoft, Use Linux to Save Money, U.K. Officials Suggest
Jul 09, 2010, 14:06 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kitty Donaldson, Robert Hutton)
"U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp.
operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response
to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David
Cameronâ€™s cost-cutting drive.
"Cameron asked the 600,000 government workers last month to make
suggestions on saving money as his administration seeks to cut
Britainâ€™s record budget deficit. Chancellor of
the Exchequer George Osborne today published a sample of the 56,000
submitted ideas, which including abandoning Microsoft, switching
office lights off and centralizing stationery procurement."