IDG writes about the status in various countries on the Linux-Microsoft battle: “Government officials the world over are getting drawn into the debate over the relative merits of using open source software rather than Microsoft Corp.’s Windows applications and other software developed by vendors who closely guard the intellectual property of their source code. Some countries, such as Germany, have decided to replace Windows and other commercial software products with open source applications. Other countries remain committed to commercial software, and yet others are straddling the fence.”
There is really no excuse for low-income countries to use Microsoft software. This is the opportunity has — on desktops and servers for the next set of users.
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