Paying for Software You Can't Use--Is Microsoft Really Good for Schools?
Jun 19, 2007, 02:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)
"Last week Microsoft announced that a study carried out on its
behalf by Wipro Technologies found that European schools prefer
Microsoft software to open source alternatives.
"Most people will have learned long ago to take vendor-sponsored
studies with a pinch of salt, so I'm not going to evaluate the
rights or wrongs of that particular report. It is worth mentioning
in the context of this news from Norway, however, where Microsoft
has backed down on attempts to charge schools to license Windows on
computers that run Linux or Mac OS..."