U.K. Officials Suggest to dump all the Microsoft software and start using Linux and Open Office. The Linux and GNU software offer a free or a very low cost alternatives to Microsoft software, so why to expend on a system which is expensive if you can have it free or at low cost. In words of Prime Minister David Cameron:
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.
Source: Business Week News