International Herald Tribune: Linux: Paris Weighs a Shift to Open-Source Camp

“The open-source computer system known as Linux won a tough
battle over Microsoft earlier this year when the city of Munich
decided to change the operating software of 14,000 government
computers, despite the personal intervention of Steve Ballmer,
Microsoft’s chief executive.

“Now, it is the city of Paris that is in the sights of the
open-source software camp, which has emerged as the only serious
competitive threat against Microsoft’s 90-plus percent hold on the
world market for computer operating systems…”