November 26th, 2001, 05:24 PM #1
RED HAT OFFERS LINUX FREE TO SCHOOLS
Microsoft said that it had agreed to settle the 100-plus class action suits accusing it of using its desktop operating system software monopoly to charge users inflated prices. Under terms of the deal, Microsoft would supply computers and its own software to thousands of the U.S.'s poorest schools.
Red Hat jumped into the Microsoft class-action suits settlement fray, offering to provide open-source software to every school district in the United States free of charge.
Red Hat encouraged Microsoft to redirect the money it plans to
spend on its own software -- estimated at more than US$500 million -- into purchasing additional hardware.
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November 26th, 2001, 06:19 PM #2
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My school doesn't have any new computers or Linux, although we aren't poor but yet again we are not financially secure.
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