"In the meantime, areas such as Central/South America are making
the switch to Linux in record numbers. Grade school students in
much poorer countries are learning to use their own problem solving
skills to bypass operating system "gotchas" as they come up, while
U.S. high school students are working on leveling up their
characters in World Of Warcraft!
"Even in nearby Canada, I see news every month that a new school
district is switching over to open source alternatives as Microsoft
is simply not where they want to spend their educational
"Now stop me here, but something seems wrong with this
situation. We have U.S.-based teachers and system administrators
explaining to young tech-minded students that they need to use
Windows, should they wish to compete in the world today. Also keep
in mind we are hoping to prep these same students to compete in a
world where Linux and Windows are being heavily used."