Tuesday May 29, 2007

New Zealand Rejects Microsoft Office for 25,000 Macs!

Today, New Zealand Harold reports that the government of New Zealand rejected the bid from Microsoft to upgrade 25,000 Macs in their education system to the next version of Microsoft Office. Supposedly, the government couldn't justify the cost of $100 Million over ten years (yes Dr. Evil, that is 100 MILLION) for the Macs!  Bully for New Zealand.  Go download Neo Office for free now and upgrade to the OpenOffice.org version for the Mac when it is released in December of this year!  Save the taxpayers $100 million and spend it on more books, better hospitals, education for more open source programmers.  Unfortunately, the reporter (and maybe even the education minister) seemed to have eaten a bit too much at the Microsoft trough and stated that Neo Office is full of "bugs".  Sure all software has bugs, but the last time I used Neo Office (yesterday) it was extremely stable and bug free and the new version with the Aqua interface looks suite.

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