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And now for some good news... How open source triumphed over Microsoft Office in Italy

ZDNet - Microsoft Office may have a global monopoly, but one Italian region rejected it flat out. But, why?

In the stunningly beautiful Italian region of Umbria, you'll feel more at home running open source software, rather than the clunky and expensive Microsoft Office suite.

That's because despite having the greatest market share in the world, Microsoft's Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (among others) just didn't quite fit the bill for what the region's local government bodies needed.

Its "LibreUmbria" project set the wheels in motion on getting the popular underdog LibreOffice across every public sector PC in the region.

It's thought to be the biggest transition away from proprietary software ever undertaken. But why, when Office works for so many around the world?