>Microsoft tries to bribe Nigeria out of using Linux

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Microsoft has denied paying a Nigerian contractor US$400,000 in a bid to battle Linux's movement into the government sector.

Media reports alleged that Microsoft had proposed paying the sum to a government contractor under a joint marketing agreement last year in order to persuade the contractor to replace Linux OS with Windows OS on thousands of school laptops.

Computer World

The story basically goes like this: Microsoft offered, but the client turned them down because they had their heart set on Linux.

Doesn't sound like they got the story too wrong to me.

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