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TechWorld: Linux a 'Waste of Money', Says Top MS Exec

May 25, 2004, 16:00 (23 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft has come out fighting in Asia, telling governments in the region that adopting open-source software will damage their own economies and is a 'waste of money.'

"Chris Sharp, director for platform strategy for Microsoft in Asia-Pacific, said governments that standardise on open-source software are hurting their local software vendors as they can't make the money needed to invest in their own software products..."

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