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Risks for Italian Public Education in Government/Microsoft deal

Jan 03, 2010, 08:05 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

"What would you do if a teacher tried to teach your children to write only with one brand and model of pens or pencils, "because that's what everybody uses"? Would you laugh in his face and immediately ask he's suspended from teaching or would you let him continue?

"If you answered "I'd laugh and then make sure he's suspended" and you'd like that school taught as to solve problems rather than blindly push buttons like monkeys, here is an interesting story.

"Microsoft has been under examination for several years before the European Union, with charges of abuse of dominant position, that is because it makes unnecessarily difficult to get rid of its software even for users who would like to run other programs in order to save money or for any other reason. This is why, starting in 2004, the European Union fined Microsoft for more than one and a half billion Euros."

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