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Egyptian Activists Organize Against Government Plan to Spend $43M on Microsoft (arabcrunch.com)
33 points by ArabGeek 1664 days ago | hide | past | web | 3 comments | favorite

is there any detail on the spending? disregarding the $$$ of the deal, it is not that weird for an organization to prefer Microsoft's product if it is mostly about Windows+Office stuff.

If it is about server/backend thingy/IT infrastructure, then yes, no reason to choose Microsoft over the free stuff.

both, as for windows office their are free open source alternatives such as Libre Office and Ubuntu for Desktop

The deal value is Deal Valued at $40 Million activists want the gov. to use open source technologies instead of MS products

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