"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
"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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