Microsoft would be happy with me right now - I just upgraded to Windows 10. It was free, as a consumer, of course, so that helped. But frankly, the only reason I did so was...
Back in February, when the UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats closed, I described the decision to be made by the Cabinet Office as
Sometimes news stories coincide fortuitously in a way that highlights the significance of major trends transforming the IT landscape - and we have a big one this week.
Timing, they say, is everything. Microsoft's could not be worse.
There is huge scrutiny and discussion going on about the effects of supplier lock-in and the relative merits of proprietary and open software standards - a debate prompted by