Microsoft announced a trio of European government contract wins on Tuesday, the latest salvo in the growing turf battle between the software giant and sellers of the upstart Linux software.

The Redmond, Wash., software giant would not disclose financial terms of the deals, which it said it won after competing head-to-head for the business with various Linux companies.
Microsoft said it will install its signature Windows server and desktop software on thousands of computers for the city governments in Frankfurt, the Latvian capital of Riga, and Turku in Finland.

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