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Microsoft Encroaching on Spanish Schools... Again

Dec 14, 2009, 13:34 (2 Talkback[s])
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"This goes waaaaay back. We have reported about the interest Microsoft has in installing its operating system on as many schoolchildrens' laptops as possible here, here and here.

"Having lost the single Windows booting option in all regions in Spain and having been ditched in most regions where single boot machines with GNU/Linux over the proposed dual Window/Linux booting is prefered, the people from Redmond have decided to move business into the place where things usually work out best for them: the back room.

"Just last Thursday, Eva Almunia, the Microsoft advocate in the Spanish Education Ministry, held a surprise press conference where she signed an agreement with Microsoft's María Garaña, to all effects selling off the software real estate of the first 4000 laptops (of a total of 400.000) to be given out to primary schoolchildren next year."

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