On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 08:56 +0100, Frank Duignan wrote:
> Are we a non-profit organization? ;)
No mention of the costs here.
Having worked with an educational NGO, and seen MS redefine 'educational
body', for the purposes of screwing more money out of organisations that
were dependent on a couple of decades worth of macros and proprietary
file formats, I'd be wary.
Their pricing of Office in the developing world, where a school pays the
same per PC as in EU doesn't make me feel any happier about them.
We (eventually) persuaded top-brass to start a slow and painful move to
open source that will be worth it when the journey is complete. Alas,
not everyone has the ability to do this - either due to lack of
technical know-how, or believing FUD.
MS have some great engineers and researchers. The protection-racket
scheming of their lawyers and accountants pisses me off though.
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