PC Pro: Microsoft Loses China Contract At Last Minute
Nov 29, 2004, 16:45 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Malone)
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"The Beijing municipal government has pulled out of a deal to
buy Microsoft software. In a victory for local suppliers, the local
authority is instead expected to sign a deal with indigenous
suppliers according to the Chinese website Pacific Epoch...
"However, in the end the final approval from the Beijing
procurement office was not forthcoming. Under pressure from local
suppliers and central government, Beijing municipal government has
instead opted to replace Microsoft Office with Kingsoft WPS and
Windows with Red Flag Linux..."