Did you know that anything running Linux in France is not a computer? The outworking of
this is a skewed market in favour of MS operating systems, and therefore in favour of MS
applications. This DOES affect LibO.
"Microsoft apparently has quite a following in the French government, which has recently
decided to tax tablets...but only those that aren´t running a Windows operating system.
"It has been the case for some time now that France has taxed mp3 players in an attempt to
compensate for piracy of media, but according to French magazine Numerama, that
existing legislation does not extend to computers.
"As a result, the government needed a way to define what devices qualify as computers,
which led to the decision to deem a device a computer only if it runs Microsoft Windows.
This means that, as far as the French government is concerned, a tablet running any other
operating system -- including Linux, Mac OS, or Android -- is just a device used by pirates
who need to be taxed."
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