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Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike

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"I guess it isn't an educational establishment"

"academic" is different from "educational" - OK, it's not a university, yet doing fundamental research would meet "academic" requirements for me, it's not that they can start to sell Higgs bosons or antimatter soon.

I may be wrong, but I think some bright mind at MS collided with a door while poking his mobe, and a sudden spark of anti-intelligence (also called AI) suggested him that a great marketing move would be to push CERN towards Azure.

He probably didn't realize those are the people who invented HTTP and HTML too, and knows a thing of two about computers and software - and probably there the ratio between managers without a clue and boffins is not that of the average company.

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