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Old 10th October, 2012, 05:55 AM
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So Microsoft is accountable when their software is hacked? Wow. Who knew?

An interesting news item from Kenya, where the government is planning to replace M$ with open-source.

Microsoft is up to its old tricks, spreading FUD. So Microsoft is accountable when their software is hacked? Wow. Who knew?

Standard Digital News : State warned on ditching copyrighted software
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Old 10th October, 2012, 10:14 AM
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The accountable bit rather depends on a country's contract law really. It's about the same level of FUD I see coming from the opensource movement about how much better opensource code is.

I suspect that they won't see much in the way of cost saving to be honest - how much software that is used is legit in the first place?
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Old 10th October, 2012, 12:00 PM
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What you mean having a cd and installing it on all gov computers isnt legit?

When things will go wrong in Kenya at least they will be able to blame it on their newly installed OS
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When things will go wrong in Kenya at least they will be able to blame it on their newly installed OS
They already went wrong and they did. Ms is out and open sourse is in...a story I've heard so many times, but I'm a sucker for a happy ending.":O}
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Perfectly moral and legit if you a third world country trying to pull yourself out from under the oppression of the first world country's all there trying to help you....make THEM rich...imho
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