"In a battle heating up over a software deal for the city
administration of Munich, US giant Microsoft has lowered its price
offer by 15 per cent in order to prevent the city switching to
Linux, Financial Times Deutschland (FTD) reported Wednesday.
"FTD cited a city council spokeswoman as saying that the council
was now leaning to choose Microsoft over Linux. The council is to
make a decision May 28.
"If chosen, Microsoft would provide the software for some 16,000
computers in the Munich city administration, with FTD putting the
value of the deal in the double-digit millions of euros..."