[Linux-aus] Organizing an Australian Open Source Roadshow?
plug at jensz.id.au
Fri Jan 30 11:12:01 UTC 2004
$10 million is a lot of computers that they could be buying. I mean
think if they are spending $1200 per computer, saving $10 million means
they could buy well over 8000 extra computers. Thats something to
definitely make you stop and think about isn't it?
Con Zymaris wrote:
>On Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 01:09:41PM +1030, Paul Shirren wrote:
>>There is no point tackling MS software head on in schools. Mostly it
>>does an OK job(they have nothing better to compare it with) and costs
>>them practically nothing (but it all adds up).
>In Victoria, IIRC the public schools spend around $10 million on Microsoft
>every purchase cycle. $10 million isn't 'practically nothing' when you
>multiply it out to the private schools (who pay mre per unit) and across
>the country. I expect something like $50 million going to Microsoft from
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