updated 02:30 pm EDT, Tue July 10, 2007
"Macs are smarter money"
Property asset management company Capital & Regional may turn to Mac desktops as well as Linux systems in an effort to reduce its dependency on Microsoft. The UK-based firm has roughly 700 PC users and is currently running Windows XP Pro as well as Office XP Pro, according to News.com, but CIO Richard Snooks is criticizing Microsoft's approach to licensing its software. "I feel we are being railroaded, and the market generally forced (us) into a corner or even a cul-de-sac," Snooks said. "In a free market, we have made Microsoft dominant, and now we have the collective responsibility to reverse this situation to re-establish balance and competition. If I am being driven down the Vista route, then an Apple Mac is smarter money and cheaper."