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How Microsoft wins against GNU/Linux in schools

, posted: 14-Jan-2009 07:09

Very interesting discussion on Slashdot here. The articles that are linked to and the discussion itself provide insights into the various strategies that Microsoft uses to ensure its presence in educational institutions and to prevent Linux from being used in schools instead. The biggest fear is to 'lose against Linux' and to give up on the for-free Microsoft training that tax-funded, public schools are unwittingly providing for Microsoft.

The discussion also mentions Microsoft's "Unlimited Potential" program as yet another means to ensure early indoctrination of students into Mircosoft.

And people are complaining when I write stuff like this...

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