“The Houses of Parliament are in thrall to a faction of IT bullies – at least that’s what a number of politicians have moaned to us. Their misery stems from the Parliamentary Communications Directorate, which is responsible for maintaining the IT networks for the Commons and Lords. A cabal of MPs has complained to us that Citrix, Parliament’s hated and apparently ‘hopeless’ computer system, keeps crashing and losing MPs’ work. But the PCD is also guilty of appalling discrimination. Quite simply, Citrix is not compatible with Apple Macs, the cuddly, user-friendly machines and brainchild of Steve Jobs, preferred by designer types,” the Telegraph reports. “Dealing with Macs is not something that seems to baffle the IT departments of most companies. And shouldn’t our legislators, of all people, show that they approve of software diversity and are not wholly in thrall to Microsoft.”
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