October 4, 2001

Pressure increases over Microsoft licensing

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet reports that UK IT heavies are none too pleased with Microsoft's new convoluted licensing programs, even going as far to demand that the government intervene. From the report: "IT managers themselves said the new licensing scheme might put them off buying from Microsoft
in future. "We have no budget to sign up for Microsoft's new scheme. I'm hoping to get a Linux
server in the door and maybe we'll be able to say goodbye to Microsoft," said the IT manager of
an international recruitment firm. Another said that if the schemes resulted in too much expense
and inconvenience, his company would "think twice about Microsoft"."
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