| Tuesday May 31st 2016

UK Officials: Dump Microsoft and Use Linux to Save Money

Although they say this every year or so, it never happens. It’s just so they can get Microsoft to give them a nice fat discount when they need to upgrade.female perfection

You could say that it’s a cost-cutting measure in itself.

“In terms of spending less, what about migrating the whole of government (the NHS, education etc.) from Microsoft products to Linux and open-source software like Openoffice,” read one of the suggestions displayed on the Treasury website. Two of the 31 listed proposals, whose authors were not named, suggested dropping Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft.

Open-source software such as Linux and Openoffice offers free or very cheap alternatives to Microsoft’s Windows and Office, the world’s most popular operating system and productivity software. Osborne said before the Conservatives won power in the May 6 election that he favored the idea.


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