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Microsoft Denies Nigerian Linux Scam

Nov 05, 2007, 13:45 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Microsoft is a tremendous competitor in every market in the world. And according to a letter written by Mandriva Linux CEO Francois Bancilhon, it's so bent on winning that it undercut a deal between the Nigerian government and the Linux vendor.

"The letter details circumstances that might raise some ethical questions about Microsoft's competitive practices. It alleges that the Nigerian government has modified a deal it had with Mandriva for 17,000 PCs using the Intel Classmate PC running on Mandriva Linux to instead run Microsoft Windows..."

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