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CNET News: Microsoft Denies Role in British Linux Flop

Nov 26, 2006, 21:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard Thurston)

"Microsoft has insisted that it did not slash its software prices to encourage England's Birmingham City Council to abort its Linux project.

"Birmingham pulled the plug on its open-source desktop project after it found that an upgrade to Windows XP was cheaper. Birmingham City Council had planned to roll out 1,500 Linux PCs across its libraries, but in the end converted just 200 PCs..."

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