June 19, 2003

Schools still handing cash to Microsoft

Education Secretary Charles Clarke was last night under renewed pressure to close a loophole allowing computer giant Microsoft to charge schools
thousands of pounds for using its software.
As heads in Norfolk battle to cope with a £700,000 budget shortfall, and with almost 100 posts forecast to be axed, Bill Gates' company is still
making a mint by charging schools up to £15,000 to use products such as Microsoft Office.

Link: edp24.co.uk

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