"The US Air Force has accepted that Linux deserves some
respect. I have no idea what the other services of the US Armed
Forces plan to do. But it's a start...."
"Very well, if the US executive branch believes that Microsoft
is a monopoly that is harming consumers and is stifling
competition, let it put its money where its mouth is, and steer its
many tentacles away from Microsoft products, demanding proof at
least that the tentacles have considered alternatives on the basis
of cost, performance, reliability and all the things that a
business owner or manager is supposed to consider. We all know of
course that too many don't even think of it - it's too hard to make
choices, doncha know!"
"But consider the flow-on benefits to the general consumer of
the US executive branch taking this step. The world's other
governments would have to take seriously the idea that
interchanging information with the US Government means using open
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