"In Spain, Linux had a very good standing in government
as well as in education, for example, in Extremadura, Andalucia,
and other autonomous regions. A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft
focused on education in Catalonia, partially succeeded, and is now
bent on taking over education in the whole country.
"At the Microsoft Leaders Forum in Berlin in January, Spanish
Secretary of State of Education, Eva Almunia, presented four
students working with Tablet PCs, using Microsoft. At that time,
Almunia was the counsellor for culture, education, and sport in
Arágon, and she told the media that Bill Gates was excited
about the students' performance with the "useful tool" in
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