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The Boston Globe: Microsoft Fights Bid to Drop Office Software

Sep 14, 2005, 17:30 (20 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft Corp. has launched an assault on a Massachusetts government plan to move computer networks at all state agencies onto an open-file format by January 2007.

"Such a move, if approved, could displace Microsoft's profitable Office software and, if followed by other government bodies across the country and abroad, could threaten Microsoft's dominance on desktop computers in the public sector. The company now holds more than 90 percent of the global market in office productivity software..."

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