With the European Parliament poised to begin deliberating on software patents again, organizations on both sides of the argument are continuing to push their cases. Many European local governments are thinking about ditching Windows, but Microsoft is fighting back. Elsewhere, The Australian government agency responsible for distributing social security payments is still moving towards near-universal use of desktop Linux, but it’s slow progress.
Software patents & Linux in Europe; Australians go for Desktop Linux
Submitted by Khoo 2004-10-29 Linux 5 Comments
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You should never mix politics with business.Business goes way beyond politics.Microsoft being an American product has nothing to do with it.The times are changing, at last the industry is aware about what they get for their investment.
Support and IT knowledge isn’t a solely MS business anymore.
You should never mix politics with business
And what exactly does that mean? As far as I can tell politics and business are very often intertwined, especially insofar big business is concerned.
Reading the article we find the truth in that the gubbament department Centrelink hasn’t even decided on what to do yet and only has expermental software running.
With the recent election down here all bets are off.
Wow, you have demonstrated in just one sentence that you don’t know jack about either the EU or Marxism. You must be american, me thinks.
They have to make money afterall, and if they continue doing this to keep what they have they will start going into the red.