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AP/Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Austin Considering Shift from Microsoft to Free Software

Dec 18, 2003, 17:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Koenig)

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"The tech hot spot of Austin is considering removing Microsoft Corp. software from some of its computers and replacing it with open-source software in what could be another setback for the technology giant's lucrative government business.

"The city could wind up with Linux-based open-source systems for some functions on its 5,200 desktops and Microsoft for others, said Pete Collins, the city's acting chief information officer.

"'It's going to be a hybrid solution,' Collins said..."

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