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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..."

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