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Microsoft Pushing Schools Too Far

Monday, May 10, 2002

A while back I heard news of Microsoft forcing 24 school districts to go through a time-consuming and costly audit. This would cost them around $100k. Anyone who knows anything about the current state of educational funding, knows that it is in horrible shape, and there is great need for more money in education, not less. Fortunately, it's starting to look like Microsoft shot themselves in the foot this time. Many of the schools are looking at the possibility of abandoning Microsoft in favor of the far cheaper Linux, as many schools are already doing. Get the full story at Slashdot. Is it just me, or does Microsoft seem to hate education? Well, makes sense since all the educated techies despise Microsoft...