ZDNet: Expert: Use Open Source to Cut MS Prices
Mar 03, 2003, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Winston Chai)
"The recent win by a Taiwanese pressure group that forced
Microsoft to slash prices by over 50 percent is a strategy that
works only up to a point, said an industry analyst.
"For the software giant to really feel the heat, a better
strategy may be for governments to speak with their checkbooks,
said Robin Simpson, Gartner Australasia's research director.
"He said that when governments give departments a free hand to
try and buy open-source software--such as the Linux operating
system and OpenOffice suite--the results are longer-lasting..."