“The Council of the Polish Region of Lower Silesia corrected its procurement specification following complaints from a civil IT procurement watchdog. In the updated request, published in September, the council no longer asks for a specific proprietary brand of operating system and ditto office suite.”
Chuckle. The days when “PC” meant getting something with that other OS are fading. We are witnessing the end of monopoly. We are witnessing the end of bundling M$’s OS with OEM production. Every small victory is another message to the supply-chain that they will have to compete at every level. There is no free ride for M$’s OS nor its office suite.
If only there was a mechanism to do this in the retail space… There is. Anti-competition and consumer-protection laws are supposed to prevent excluding competition from retail shelves. Governments, do your jobs.