NYC claims to be saving $50million by making a deal with M$. Let’s see. A typical PC lasting 5 years costs $100 for the tax from M$ and $200 for the tax for Office. Say, $300/5=$60 per PC per year. If they have something like 90000 PCs, they could be getting stuff for free. We don’t know the details of the deal but they could get stuff for free using GNU/Linux. I wonder if they considered that.
Paying to be stuck with M$ and getting deeper into their jail just does not seem like a good idea to me. I wonder if they’ll like the food in there.