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AP/The Nando Times: Linux a Hot Topic at Microsoft Meeting

May 20, 2003, 14:30 (8 Talkback[s])
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"It doesn't top the official agenda, but as government leaders converge at Microsoft Corp. for an annual conference, one of the company's major competitors--Linux--is likely to be on executives' minds.

"Microsoft had representatives from 61 countries Monday and Tuesday at its Redmond, Wash., campus for its annual Government Leaders Summit.

"But with the disclosure that Microsoft has been using a fund to steeply discount its software to government agencies that are considering competitors' cheaper products, the Linux phenomenon will doubtlessly come up..."

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