[Linux-aus] Organizing an Australian Open Source Roadshow?
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Fri Jan 30 11:26:53 UTC 2004
On 30/01/2004, at 2:07 PM, Ben Jensz wrote:
> $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?
Why are you looking at the prices of the computers. Microsoft isn't
selling computers to these educational institutes.
> / Ben
> 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
>> every purchase cycle. $10 million isn't 'practically nothing' when you
>> multiply it out to the private schools (who pay mre per unit) and
>> the country. I expect something like $50 million going to Microsoft
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