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How Microsoft Sabotages GNU/Linux Adoption in Russian Schools

Jul 17, 2009, 08:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roy Schestowitz)

[ Thanks to Roy Schestowitz for this link. ]

"There is another funny story. In Volgograd, Russia, there were elections of a city mayor and a head of region. A regional candidate deployed computers, network and Linux at Volgograd schools, in accordance with a government program. He proudly presented that as his own achievement. At the same time a mayor candidate (from different elections) talked to Microsoft and deployed Microsoft applications at the same schools. Microsoft proudly reported that here. In short, Microsoft provided schools with typical “academic” package. However, Microsoft sent a “Windows Upgrade” disk instead of Windows itself, which costs $7 per seat for schools. But you need to have Windows already installed in order to use this (schools had Linux)."

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