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MIS: All Things Considered, It's a Recipe for Revolt

Sep 03, 2002, 11:00 (21 Talkback[s])

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"And Australian users are not alone. In the UK, Central Scotland Police moved 1,000 users to Star Office, saving itself a quarter of a million pounds. The aim, according to a report on VNUnet, is 'to do away with Microsoft altogether'.

"Closer to home, in New Zealand, a Commerce Commission case is pending. While transport operator Stagecoach and associated company Fullers Group investigate alternatives, fruit exporter Enza is segmenting its user base to determine who needs Microsoft tools and who does not...

"For users, the time will inevitably come when they either succumb or jump to alternative suppliers. US Giga Group analyst Julie Giera told CNET in May 2002 that of the third intending not to sign to version 6.0 licensing, 80 per cent are installing Linux somewhere in their organisation. However, Kablau says he does not believe the alternatives are a significant threat..."

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