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Re: [vox] Switching from Microsoft to Linux
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Re: [vox] Switching from Microsoft to Linux

I saw this on another list.  It doesn't exactly answer the original
question - but it doesn't hurt either.

Here is a quote from the Financial Times:

"Massachusetts set to switch off Microsoft
By Richard Waters in San Francisco
Published: September 1 2005 00:01 | Last updated: September 1 2005 01:58

MicrosoftThe state of Massachusetts has laid out a plan to switch all
its workers away from Microsoft
< http://mwprices.ft.com/custom/ft-com/quotechartnews.asp?FTSite=FTCOM&q=MSFT&searchtype&expanded=&countrycode=us&s2=us&symb=MSFT&company=NEW>'s
Word, Excel and other desktop software applications, delivering what
would be one of the most significant setbacks to the software company's
battle against open source software in its home market.

The state said on Wednesday that all electronic documents "created and
saved" by state employees would have to be based on open formats, with
the switch to start at the beginning of 2007."


On 9/1/05, bullring@gmail.com <bullring@gmail.com> wrote:

Bill Kendrick wrote:
On Wed, Aug 31, 2005 at 09:04:19PM -0700, bullring@gmail.com wrote:
I wish i could, unfortunately my company has become corporate and they 
decided to switch everything from Linux to Microsoft.

OOC, any particular reason _why_?

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the only explanation we have gotten is that it would ease the integration of the East and west coast business systems.  the East coast Runs on Microsoft Exchange Server and that is where the new corporate it director is as well.  they have even phased out the Linux thin clients and now order all of their systems from Dell. 


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