Saturday, June 03, 2006

Taipei Times - Government Computers to be Linux Compatible

"The government-run Central Trust of China has mandated for the first time that all desktop computers purchased from now on must be Linux-compatible, demonstrating the government's desire to widen the nation's usage of open source software."

Now if only US governments would follow this example they would all see their bill from Microsoft go way down. Nothing is so embarrassing as to watch a government procurement agent report on his "successful negotiation" with Microsoft... where they end up paying retail prices per seat. It's your money and mine, and we should all be mad as hell about it.

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