"It's long been a strategy of budding monopolists: Give your hardware and software away to schools, and the brainwashed students will become locked into using your products after they graduate. It worked for Apple. And now Bill Gates -- who always drives down The Road Ahead forged by others -- has wasted little time pursuing this strategy.
In an unexpected move, however, Red Hat Software has decided to take the opposite approach. The Linux distributors wants public schools and colleges to fully 'showcase' Microsoft products -- so that students will get a taste of how crappy they are and will then demand something better when they go out into the Real World."