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Bloomberg: Microsoft Loses Munich Contract for 14,000 PCs to Linux Program

Jun 16, 2004, 21:30 (22 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp., whose Windows software runs 95 percent of the world's personal computers, lost a contract for programs to run 14,000 PCs for the Munich city government to the free Linux software.

"The city's council voted in a closed-door meeting 50-29 in favor of a detailed plan to switch to Linux from Windows. Munich, which has spent more than a year studying how to make the move, will accept bids within a few months from Linux vendors..."

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