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New Zealand Herald: Linux Winner in Open-Source War

Jun 04, 2003, 10:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Barton)

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"It's been a torrid few weeks for the open-source movement, but good news came last week when the local government in Munich said it would spend about 30 million euros ($61 million) switching 14,000 computers from Microsoft's Windows and Office productivity software to the open-source Linux operating system and OpenOffice.

"The news was a huge blow to Microsoft, which is so worried about the Linux threat to its dominance that it has set up a special Linux fighting fund to provide super-discounts to win contracts from schools and Governments.

"The good news follows a bombshell legal claim that Linux was illegally infiltrated with Unix code..."

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