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Old 04-20-2007, 08:01 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft's $3 anti-Linux weapon


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In Beijing, Bill Gates announced this week that Microsoft's "Unlimited Potential" initiative will now include offering a software package, the Student Innovation Suite, to governments and students in emerging countries across the world at a price of just $3. This suite, available in the second half of 2007, will include Windows XP Starter Edition; Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Microsoft Math 3.0, Learning Essentials 2.0 for Microsoft Office, and Windows Live Mail desktop. However, Microsoft has no takers for its offering yet.

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Old 04-20-2007, 03:05 PM   #2
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Microsoft has no takers for its offering yet.
The reason is obvious: they are waiting for the free samples, which reflect the true value of Microsoft's package--about the same as a CD you get in the mail from AOL.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 03:21 PM   #3
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Bill Gates announced this week that Microsoft's "Unlimited Potential" initiative will now include offering a software package, the Student Innovation Suite, to governments and students in emerging countries across the world at a price of just $3.
He wants to start screwing emerging countries in their infancy? That mean indecent man. When will he ever learn?
 
  


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