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Re: [ossig] Someone can reply this?

Satya Arjunan wrote:
> It seems the writer's main concern is the cost of the OS. Most of the 
> applications used in academia either support Linux or there are 
> equivalent OSS available 

My usual disagreement here. From where I am, where I was and whom I meet 
and what I see, academia does teach "Microsoft"; but not applications.
VB (still !), Access, especially Excel, IIS (in a lower dominance), and 
usually ASP; at times .Net. Always MSSQL. Texts are written with WORD 
and presentations are usually required to be of the POWERPOINT type.

Though I agree with William on the trolly flavour, one might as well ask 
this 'concerned lecturer' why academia base their syllabus 90% on that 
expensive solution. The core of the problem and its solution (contrary 
to fighting symptoms) does not lie in pricing and potential 
availability. It lies in the *actions* of concerned lecturers, beyond 
whining publicly and begging to lower the price.


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