Intended for healthcare professionals

Rapid response to:

News Roundup [abridged Versions Appear In The Paper Journal]

Boost to NHS information systems as NHS signs Microsoft deal

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 15 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1386

Rapid Response:

Re: Copy of NHS Contract with Microsoft?

I too am aghast at £50m of NHS funds being used to buy licences to
Windows XP and agree with every reason given in the first response.

By the time we see the computer hardware that could run such a
bloated operating system (if we should ever) it will no doubt have been
superseded by Windows YARO, the next version (Yet Another Rip Off!)


James Berrington

Competing interests: No competing interests

12 May 2002
James Berrington
SHO anaesthetics