CNET News: Governments Vote Against Microsoft

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“Microsoft has had its share of bad courtroom experiences, but
lately the software giant has been taking some of its hardest
knocks in city council and legislative chambers.

“While government customers account for less than 10 percent of
Microsoft’s revenue, according to analyst estimates, they’ve caused
a disproportionate share of headaches for the company over the past
year. Ambitious projects to migrate government computers to Linux
and other competing software, official decrees favoring open-source
products and hard-nosed licensing negotiations have put government
customers well ahead of private business when it comes to testing
Microsoft’s mettle…”


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