The European Community (EC) yesterday launched a new set of guidelines designed to help government IT managers decide whether to make the switch from proprietary to open source software and how to migrate their systems.
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Microsoft is reportedly working on running a stripped down version of XP to run on the One Laptop Per Child Foundation's "$100 laptop".
While the news Microsoft is making progress on developing a version of Windows for the so-called $100 laptop has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation says the project could not promote openness if it shunned Microsoft.
The UK government published a report saying open-source software is now a genuine competitor to Microsoft