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Silicon.com: Ford looks to open source -- Microsoft gets worried

Jul 03, 2001, 00:50 (75 Talkback[s])
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The director of IT and ebusiness for Ford Europe says that he anticipates moving to an Open Source desktop down the road, dumping Microsoft in the process.

"Motor giant Ford's European arm is planning to ditch Microsoft as its desktop operating systems provider and move to an open source model, according to its European head of IT."

"In an exclusive interview with silicon.com conducted at the IT Director's Forum, Richard Thwaite, director of IT and ebusiness infrastructure for Ford Europe, said an open source desktop was his goal."

"Asked if he would consider a Linux desktop, he said: 'I think ultimately we will look for an open source desktop. I think that's eventually where the industry will go.'"

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