The Boston Globe: Microsoft Fights Bid to Drop Office Software

[ Thanks to Jonathan M.
for this link. ]

“Microsoft Corp. has launched an assault on a Massachusetts
government plan to move computer networks at all state agencies
onto an open-file format by January 2007.

“Such a move, if approved, could displace Microsoft’s profitable
Office software and, if followed by other government bodies across
the country and abroad, could threaten Microsoft’s dominance on
desktop computers in the public sector. The company now holds more
than 90 percent of the global market in office productivity

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