[CS-FSLUG] Microsoft Technology Mandated in GA Colleges?

davidm at hisfeet.net davidm at hisfeet.net
Thu Jan 10 23:50:20 CST 2013

Since Linux in it's many forms is available free of any charge world wide,
They may feel that they have to provide their products free in order to
secure, or maintain any market hold. Their products are clearly not
"better", But their business model prohibits competition on anything like
a level playing field.

> I currently attend Michigan Technological University and all
> students/faculty have access to free MS products via MS' DreamSpark
> program. I believe that any secular university can participate in this
> program.
> On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 6:11 PM, Fred A. Miller
> <fmiller at lightlink.com>wrote:
>>  Microsoft is buying loyalty, the Apple way, by indoctrinating
>> students in classrooms in Georgia.
>> Microsoft gives "free" software to college students in Georgia,
>> and Microsoft products are used and taught in the University,
>> thus continuing a cycle.
>> It is the same technique used by drug dealers.  Here is Microsoft's
>> spin:  http://www.rgerhart.com/uploads/8/3/2/1/8321687/georgia.pdf
>> Where else is this happening & why is it tolerated?
>> Centers of education should be centers of diversity - not closed-shops
>> for the commercial promotion of proprietary products.
>> LibreOffice http://www.libreoffice.org/ and Moodle https://moodle.org/
>> are free and meet most educational needs.
>> Taking this fiscal and organizational short-cut is not in the best
>> interest
>> of students.  Shame on the Georgia Board of Regents.
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