The Linux World Tour Rolls On

By Deane Barker on July 4, 2004

Microsoft slashes prices as Paris eyes Linux: First, Munich, now Paris? The Linux World Tour is gaining steam. Governments could be the beginning of the tidal wave.

In another sign competition is heating up in the software industry, Microsoft has slashed prices by more than half for Paris City Hall as the French capital considers switching to low-cost open-source programs.

The software giant agreed to cut prices to suppliers who work with the city “to the order of” 60%, said a Paris official, who spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday.

I get the feeling that Microsoft would sell at loss to avoid losing to Linux.