“Massachusetts, the lone holdout state still suing Microsoft Corp. for antitrust violations, will become the first state to adopt a broad-based strategy of moving its computer systems toward open standards, including Linux, the rival operating system to Microsoft’s Windows,” Justin Pope reports for The Associated Press.
Hey, Justin, Linux is “a,” not “the,” rival operating system to Windows. Sheesh. No respect.
“Kriss said the state’s decision was driven by a desire to reduce licensing fees but also ‘by a philosophy that what the state has is a public good and should be open to all,’ Kriss told The Associated Press. He characterized the decision as the ‘most visible concrete action by a state government’ to move toward open standards. A Microsoft spokesman had no immediate comment,” Pope reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Jobs should hop aboard the Gulfstream, forget about partisan politics during the filght, and take Massachusetts’ Republican Governor Mitt Romney out to lunch ASAP.