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Paknews.com: Pak Govt May Choose Linux as Platform Instead of Windows

Sep 06, 2002, 14:30 (26 Talkback[s])
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"While the government continues to engage Microsoft Corporation in dialogue to seek exceptional discounts for making its software as platform for official operating systems, a recent notification suggest that the stage is being set to adopt Linux instead.

"'Linux is going to be the cornerstone of this initiative, as it is world over the Open Source movement,' said the official correspondence confirming its decision to replace the pirated Windows-based systems already in use in the government offices.

"On the other hand, the government has sought huge discounts from Microsoft Corporation for adopting its software as platform of choice for the official machinery. The PC-1 for the project has not been approved so far, PNS has learnt on authority. Well-placed official sources told PNS, 'The Microsoft Corporation has already offered over 90 per cent discount to the government but we want to press for more cuts in prices...'

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