September 26, 2002

UK "Revenue" considers ditching Microsoft for Open Source


If the Revenue, one of Microsoft's highest-profile UK customers, changes its desktop policy and adopts a rival technology, it would be a huge blow for the supplier.

Earlier this year, Whitehall purchasing arm the Office of Government Commerce agreed contracts with Microsoft and Sun that allow all public sector agencies to buy software at preferential rates.

The Revenue is keen to explore its options under the deals. "With our technology partners we are always looking at new products to give us wider choice and better value for money," said a spokesman."



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