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Financial Post: Governments waste money on Microsoft

Jun 24, 1999, 12:56 (11 Talkback[s])
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"It is true that Corel has its own agenda for promoting Linux's use in government. However, I want to promote the use of Linux by governments for one simple reason: I am a taxpayer and small business owner, and I resent it when governments waste my money."

"Governments can save millions of dollars per year in direct software licensing costs by using Linux instead of Microsoft products. The Mexican education ministry, for example, has embarked on a five-year project to equip Mexican schools with one million Linux-based computers. The savings in software licences alone are over $100-million (US)."

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