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Fear and Anger Erupt Over $3 Microsoft Suite

Apr 21, 2007, 00:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by George Ou)

"By now, most people have heard that Microsoft will be selling a $3 version of Windows XP Starters Edition along with Office and some other educational software to students in the third world, but fear and anger has erupted in some circles in the Internet community. The two primary concerns I'm hearing across the forums are:

  • "Isn't this illegal dumping and unfair to Open Source solutions?
  • "Why aren't (insert first world country here) students getting these prices...?"

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