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Microshaft does it again! PAYG Computing Patent Application
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Sun 28 Dec 2008, 21:56    Post subject:  Microshaft does it again! PAYG Computing Patent Application
Subject description: Students to be first 'victims'
 

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08%2F12%2F27%2F2010244&from=rss

You read it here first!!

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Dec 2008, 22:41    Post subject:  

o..m..f..g..

Joking, I hope, right?

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PostPosted: Sun 28 Dec 2008, 23:49    Post subject:  

Nope!!
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PostPosted: Mon 29 Dec 2008, 11:47    Post subject:  

i can see micro$oft's stocks going down to almost nothing eventually.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 01:08    Post subject:  

Funny how they attempt to disguise this nonsense by referring to it as an 'Experience'.

Pfffttt...
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 01:49    Post subject:  

It does make sense, though I think $1.15 an hour is a bit steep.

-The student/parents wouldn't hav e to shell out hundreds of dollars for a program they may never use.
-The student would have access to a program that is very likely the same as he/she learns in class.

Sure there.s linux and free software, but how many schools teach linux and open office as opposed to Windows and Microsoft Office?

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 01:56    Post subject:  

Actually, if they do that, then all schools will go Linux and free software. Do you really think they are going to put out that much cash per school per person? HECK NO!. LOL!
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 12:07    Post subject:  

I doubt it. The added cost will be passed on to the student/parents.

With MS products on 85% of the computers, and my brother works for a company working hard at getting rid of any linux servers they have, it makes sense to train the students onn what they're most apt to face in the work place.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 16:37    Post subject:  

The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 16:41    Post subject:  

darrelljon wrote:
The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.


i second that. I imagine Puppy will become dominant.

Well IMHO. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 17:27    Post subject:  

The pay as you go idea is really good for Microsoft, but what I think is that users of Linux should is create an image like png that entails a Micosoft logo and money, wind, and some street people, before and after, how unfair would their version of a OS be ? Time to wake up your local governments and send them links, All the "Tafe" schools in Australia get free MS+Adobe products to train there students with, so when they grad or during school they go out and pay $2000+ a copy of the latest adobe suite etc. Sure Ms has a good plan, But we can do better.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 17:29    Post subject:  

darrelljon wrote:
The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.


And we should be preparing kids for the future. By the way, Russia's entire education system runs Linux, with others wanting to follow. http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/22/1648209

Don't worry, pay as you go is the kind of thing kids are used to. It's more like an arcade machine system. Just replace the login screen with 'insert coins'

Oh, and one other thing; welcome back Clippy. It's now Microsoft's number one asset.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 17:37    Post subject:  

Aronzak wrote:
darrelljon wrote:
The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.


And we should be preparing kids for the future. By the way, Russia's entire education system runs Linux, with others wanting to follow. http://linux.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=07/09/22/1648209


it not just Russia only, it's South America, China, and some of Europe.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 18:29    Post subject:  

darrelljon wrote:
The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.


It may not but for the next several years it will.

Linux is a great OS but until I can get the same level of support from Linux as I can from Microsoft I wouldn't want to use it in a business. Especially in a situation where I may not have the time to search forums, etc, for a fix.

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Dec 2008, 20:00    Post subject:  

Trobin wrote:
darrelljon wrote:
The workplace of the future may not include Microsoft.


Linux is a great OS but until I can get the same level of support from Linux as I can from Microsoft I wouldn't want to use it in a business. Especially in a situation where I may not have the time to search forums, etc, for a fix.


Sorry, did you just put "support" and "Microsoft" together?
Well, if you want to go on hold for hours, without having any of your problems solved, feel free to ring any of us up. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=jOh6Nh8w6f8&feature=related
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