"After years at the cutting edge of technology, Microsoft seems
in danger of falling off the pace...
"Open-source software using non-proprietary operating systems,
such as Linux, is also cutting into Microsoft's virtual monopoly of
desktop software as governments and corporations become attracted
to the cost-savings they offer.
"Governments, including Germany and China, have already begun a
move towards open source, with Sweden, Denmark, France and the UK
also testing the water. Sweden has recently identified savings of
more than $1bn a year, while Denmark has identified cost reductions
of between $480m and $730m a year..."
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