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Submission + - .pt national procurement exclusively benefits MS

Cyclops writes: "ANCP is a portuguese national agency for public administration purchases. They are now running a public procurement for all desktops, laptops and servers in public administration which explicitly forces the purchase of licenses for Windows Vista Business (check on "Artigo 4" how Microsoft tries to fabricate an increase of Windows Vista sales through "apparent demand") for desktops and laptops. Consider that in Portugal, the Public Administration is the biggest employer in the whole country. This would seem to be a clear violation of competition rules, and all for the benefit of a company which has been several times sentenced for abuse of monopoly power. Yes, Microsoft, who'd guess..."

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