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[News] [OT] Youngester Sold, Locked in to Corporations (and Convicted Monopoly Abuser)

  • Subject: [News] [OT] Youngester Sold, Locked in to Corporations (and Convicted Monopoly Abuser)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 11:46:10 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
When E-Mail Is Outsourced

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| The senior product manager for Microsoft’s Live @ edu program, Bruce 
| Gabrielle, said the company has some 450 higher education clients, which 
| ballooned from 300 since the end of June. “A lot of awareness is spreading 
| virally,” he said.   



Welcome to college, here's your Windows Live account

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| Microsoft, in an attempt to spread the word about Windows Live, has struck
| a deal with 72 colleges all across the world. And what is this said deal?
| The colleges have agreed to let Microsoft host their students'
| e-mail accounts.


Gates demands better schools as Gates-backed school closes

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| But just before the Gates editorial appeared, word broke that one of
| the hi-tech schools in the heart of Silicon Valley will be shut down
| because of a lack of funding and students.
| The board of directors behind the High Tech High in Redwood City
| -- the home of Oracle -- last week voted unanimously to mothball
| the school less than two years after it opened.
| [...]
| Parents and students broke down in tears during a meeting about the 
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| school, saying they were promised a five-year commitment to keep the 
| project going.


Principal Resigns at Phila.'s School of the Future

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| District officials admit to being taken by surprise last month, when Shirley 
| Grover announced her resignation for personal reasons as principal of the 
| Microsoft-backed High School of the Future.  


Microsoft plans innovative new school in Knowsley says Bill Gates

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|  Tailored to meet local community needs, the Innovative Schools will be 
| rolled out in 12 locations around the world including United Kingdom, 
| Ireland, France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Qatar, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, 
| Chile and Hong Kong.
| Microsoft's innovative Schools initiative works with governments,
| teachers and partners around the world to modernise schools to meet
| the challenges of 21st Century learning. The initiative was initially
| used to develop the Philadelphia School of the Future, opened in the
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| United States September last year. 


Russian schools abandon Windows after piracy scare 

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| Microsoft says that the incident has nothing to do with them, but it 
| appears that Russian schools in the area are so scared about being shipped 
| off to a Siberian Gulag, that they are buying Linux gear instead.
| [..]
| According to Karpushin, schools would start using freely distributed
| software like the Linux OS, Russky office and Open office desktop apps,
| Ekho Moskvi reports.


French students to get open-source software on USB key

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| French authorities will give out 175,000 USB memory sticks
| loaded with open-source software to Parisian high-school
| students at the start of the next school year.


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