Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC
Microsoft U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron's cost-cutting drive.
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Bad Aftertaste
by xiaokj on Sun 11th Jul 2010 20:17 UTC
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I don't like this: Politicians warming up to our ideas only when they are shackled by their exploding budgets instead of us winning by merits alone.

I mean, their budget problem had been institutional for so many years and only now have they decided that they had to change? And only because of that did they want to change? What did they think, that we are cheap imitations or what?

But I should seek solace in the fact that we are gaining ground, and I shall not let my emotions of pride take over strategic wins. May they finally realise that paying the Microsoft tax is not the only way to go.

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