[Linux-aus] Organizing an Australian Open Source Roadshow?

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Fri Jan 30 11:01:02 UTC 2004

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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