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The Register: Microsoft licensing policy could price NT out of UK schools' reach

Oct 17, 1998, 13:38 (0 Talkback[s])

Microsoft's antipathy to concurrent licensing... is going to trash NT's chances in the educational sector, and in the UK will make it entirely unviable as part of the National Grid for Learning programme. "We just could not afford it, even on the 25 machines currently MSed," one IT co-ordinator [said].

"The government's policy is going to hit the wall if they think that schools are going to find the per seat money to line Bill's pockets... Linux or BSD is beginning to look very promising... Thank God I can fall back on the Unix server when the going gets too tough."

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