Using open source as a bargaining chip

Posted by dave on Apr 20, 2004 8:33 AM EDT; By Fran Foo
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Have you noticed the flurry of fluffy coverage in the media about "so-and-so investigates Linux/open source hence Microsoft will suffer hefty losses"? It has reached such a silly stage that soon, if your neighbourhood kebab shop were to adopt Linux, that too could make the front page. What's basically happening is a simple case of media manipulation by customers because in three months, one-third of Windows server software contracts with Microsoft's largest global clients will be up for renewal.

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