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LinuxWorld Australia: Vista’s Licensing Speeds NSW Govt Move to Linux Desktops

“The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance
against Microsoft’s decision to make an enterprise edition of
Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to
its Software Assurance program. The tax collection agency has
declared it would rather switch desktop operating systems than lock
itself into Microsoft’s licensing regime.

“Delivering a presentation at the South East Asian Regional
Computer Confederation (SEARCC 05) in Sydney yesterday, OSR chief
information officer Mike Kennedy and the agency’s manager of client
services Pravash Babhoota confirmed they would start scoping for a
move to a Linux desktop within six months…”

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