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the decision is the direct result of a court verdict that MS is a monopoly and engages in antitrust and unfair business practices. with the Open Source movement and way of doing things gaining momentum, MS is looking more and more like a dinosaur from any forward-looking perspective.
(i know i shouldn't gloat, but i can't help it)
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Open source would be cheaper,has got quality and as it is open,there wont be any spying,and there is virtually no reason to turn to Windows for government business.This must be the most valid reason for more and more governments to turn to linux.
I dont know whether this has got something to do with the unfair business practices of MS.Open source can easily beat MS in terms of Price,Quality and Open ness,and that makes it win in a free market competition.
Yep - its pretty clear that an increasing number of Public Sector agencies Worldwide are going to find that the TCO is significantly lower in using OpenOffice/Linux rather than Windows/Office - the point being that a Linux/OpenOffice combination is sufficiently adequate for their needs - that's not to imply that it has all the bells and whistles of an Office 2003 et al, rather, simply that's it's adequate enough - and of course improving all the time.......... watch 2004 unfold on Linux Today
Originally posted by XavierP Isn't Israel's decision more to do with the fact that MS Office stopped supporting Hebrew as they didn't think there was a demand for it? But Open Office and other open source projects did?
Whatever the reason - woo yay Israel.
Actually, Office supports Hebrew just fine, but I have a hell of a time getting OO to. :-(