BBC News: IBM 'Signs Linux Deal with Germany'
Jun 03, 2002, 14:30 (30 Talkback[s])
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"Germany is on the verge of giving IBM a major public sector
computer contract - and dealing a blow to software giant Microsoft
in the process.
"According to the Wall Street Journal, IBM will shortly announce
a deal which will offer German government offices deep discounts on
computer systems based on Linux, rather than Microsoft's
near-ubiquitous Windows operating system.
"The Journal said it had a copy of the statement prepared for
release on Monday..."
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