Canadian Education

A forum for discussion of issues important to the future of education for Canadians.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Having personally witnessed the waste of millions of taxpayers dollars in Canadian schools (and ongoing), it is frustrating to watch other countries save billions and then redirect those much needed funds to other needs. When will our politicians and administrators wake up? And then there is this interesting news concerning the growth of linux! :-) So, curious about how much of your tax dollars are going to Microsoft, instead of helping kids? Here's a quote from a recent insider:

"The school district I grew up at pays MS $400,000 every year for the software assurance program (and then $75,000 to Symantec to secure it). The total budget is about 150 Million. This can not be sustained.

Windows can not compete with Linux. That's why they use lock-in, FUD, etc.