Slashdot stories can be listened to in audio form via an RSS feed, as read by our own robotic overlord.

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Microsoft Education The Almighty Buck

Microsoft Takes On the OLPC 218

Posted by kdawson
from the close-to-free dept.
A number of readers sent us links to a BBC story on Microsoft's plan to provide the "Microsoft Student Innovation Suite" for $3 to governments around the world, for use in schools. The suite contains Windows XP Starter Edition and Windows Office Home and Student 2007, along with other educational software. To qualify, a government would have to provide free PCs to schools. Microsoft's stated goal is to double the number of PCs in use (and running Windows). An unbiased observer might wonder about an agenda of slowing the OLPC project and the spread of open source in general.
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Microsoft Takes On the OLPC

Comments Filter:

EARTH smog | bricks AIR -- mud -- FIRE soda water | tequila WATER

Working...