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Uncertainty Over Microsoft Schools Deal

Apr 23, 2007, 17:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The current agreement between the Department of Education and Microsoft that allowed South African public schools free Microsoft licences is soon coming up for renewal. Whether the deal will be renewed and what the details of the deal will be, still remain uncertain.

"The Microsoft schools agreement was signed in 2003 between the education minister and the MD of Microsoft, allowing for all public schools to sign up and receive a free batch of Microsoft products. Presently there are 5 800 schools signed up out of the 28 000 public schools that had the option..."

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