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CERN, the famous scientific lab where the web was created, is so unhappy with Microsoft’s 10x price hikes that it’s ditching all Microsoft software

simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. After 20 years, Microsoft has decided that major scientific research organization CERN doesn’t qualify for its academic institution discounts on its products and services. When CERN’s new contract began in March, Microsoft was charging it 10-times more than…

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CERN, the famous scientific lab where the web was created, is so unhappy with Microsoft’s 10x price hikes that it’s ditching all Microsoft software

Julie Bort

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  • After 20 years, Microsoft has decided that major scientific research organization CERN doesn’t qualify for its academic institution discounts on its products and services.
  • When CERN’s new contract began in March, Microsoft was charging it 10-times more than before to use its products.
  • CERN has decided that Microsoft isn’t worth it and has publicly launched a project called Microsoft Alternatives project, or (MAlt).
  • MALt will remove all Microsoft software and replace it with alternatives, often using open source, CERN IT pros say.
  • It will also help other ac

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