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Spanish Government to Hand Schools Over to Microsoft?

May 01, 2009, 14:01 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Britta Wuelfing for this link. ]

"In Spain, Linux had a very good standing in government as well as in education, for example, in Extremadura, Andalucia, and other autonomous regions. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft focused on education in Catalonia, partially succeeded, and is now bent on taking over education in the whole country.

"At the Microsoft Leaders Forum in Berlin in January, Spanish Secretary of State of Education, Eva Almunia, presented four students working with Tablet PCs, using Microsoft. At that time, Almunia was the counsellor for culture, education, and sport in Arágon, and she told the media that Bill Gates was excited about the students' performance with the "useful tool" in education."

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