The council of the Swiss capital of Bern on 12 November ordered the IT department to end its dependence on proprietary software. The council halved the city's request for a six-year licence contract, and insisted on an exit plan. A majority of councillors wants the city to replace proprietary software by open source solutions, such as Linux and LibreOffice.
How safe is Microsoft Windows? After all, the list of malware that has caused major headaches worldwide over the last 15 years is long - viruses, worms and Trojans have forced computers to shut down, knocked
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- You think the Justice Department has it in for Bill Gates and the marketers of Microsoft Corp.? Try an earful from the Icelandic Language Institute."They are nothing less than
Microsoft and others, including Adobe, Norton and McAfee, have managed to weasel their way into some of the largest government purchases in the countrys history.