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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 Cameron’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 Britain’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."

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