10 projects ditching Microsoft for open source - plus one switching back

For decades Microsoft has been the defacto choice for organisations when it comes to operating systems and office software.

But in recent years a growing number of city authorities have started to buck the trend, swapping out Windows and Office for open-source alternatives, such as the Ubuntu OS and the LibreOffice suite.

Here are 10 organisations that chose to wave goodbye to Microsoft, and one which decided to come back.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is chief reporter for TechRepublic. He writes about the technology that IT decision makers need to know about, and the latest happenings in the European tech scene.