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NetworkWorldFusion: Germans Seek Savings Through Linux

Oct 27, 2004, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Blau)

"Tough economic times in Germany have made Linux and other open source software products appear tantalizing to local businesses. Yet many remain hesitant to dump their Microsoft software completely, if for no other reasons than it performs relatively well, and nearly everyone in corporate Germany uses it. That was the general impression from speakers delivering presentations Tuesday at the LinuxWorld conference in Frankfurt.

"'Making more efficient use of capital resources, particularly in the IT area, is a top priority of German businesses currently exposed to a very harsh economic climate,' said Wafa Moussavi-Amin, analyst and regional business manager of IDC in Germany..."

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