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There's a great article over on The Economist's website:

  Microsoft at the power point
  (Governments like open-source software, but Microsoft does not)
  http://www.economist.com/business/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2054746

    "Why all the fuss? Modern governments generate a vast number of digital files.
    From birth certificates and tax returns to criminal DNA records, the documents
    must be retrievable in perpetuity. So governments are reluctant to store
    official records in the proprietary formats of commercial-software vendors.
    This concern will only increase as e-government services, such as filing a tax
    return or applying for a driving licence online, gain momentum. In Microsoft's
    case, security flaws in its software, such as those exploited by the recent
    Blaster and SoBig viruses, are also a cause of increasing concern."


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-bill!

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