9 Years of Microsoft Software
By Jimgris-Oracle on Nov 09, 2004
I love the title of The Register's article, though: One standard, one Microsoft - how the NHS sold its choice. It took Gates and Ballmer to personally close the deal as Microsoft called in the big guns and offered deep discounts. The NHS had been running a trial of Sun's Java Desktop System (JDS), but my impression from Lettice's piece is that it wasn't taken very seriously. Who knows. But I wonder, will Microsoft characterize this as a win over Linux (since it was the Linux version of JDS) or a win over Sun?