Complaint Lodged Over EU Parliament’s Exclusive Use Of Microsoft Systems
BRUSSELS - A formal complaint has been lodged with the European Parliament over how its information technology systems rely almost exclusively on software manufactured by Microsoft.
Advocates of open standard software, which is developed on a
not-for-profit basis, allege that the Seattle-based giant enjoys an
effective monopoly or ‘lock-in’ within the European Union institutions.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and EU officials are unable
to read attachments sent with emails if these are in an open document
format that is incompatible with Microsoft’s Windows, the operating
system found in most of the world’s personal computers. Readmore.....