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Computerworld: NZ: $US40 XP Not Shot in Open Source Price War: MS Manager

Mar 16, 2004, 01:45 (14 Talkback[s])
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"A $US40 version of Windows XP for Thai buyers is not a sign that Microsoft is coming under pricing pressure from Linux, the company says.

"Peter Moore, Microsoft's regional public sector general manager, speaking yesterday in Auckland, said the special deal is a gesture aimed at helping the Thai population to participate in e-government; at helping close the proverbial 'digital divide.'

"Moore acknowledges, though, that the Thai government was considering open source systems..."

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