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Old 19th April, 2007, 05:45 PM
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Microsoft Aims To Add 1 Billion More Users By 2015

Microsoft, trying to meet its goal of doubling the number of computer users to 2 billion by 2015, promised to cut its software prices to governments in developing countries that provide free computers to schoolchildren.
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1 billion more users in 8years seems a little unrealistic, is it possible?
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Old 19th April, 2007, 10:15 PM
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Easy - oh you meant paying users ???
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Microsoft, trying to meet its goal of doubling the number of computer users to 2 billion by 2015, promised to cut its software prices to governments in developing countries that provide free computers to schoolchildren.
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You know it would almost sound like they are seriously trying to help the developing world.

Almost... because the One Laptop Per Child program is in full swing, with thousands of laptops already delivered, 1,000,000 confirmed orders this year, and a possible production of up to 10,000,000 laptops per year.

All using a Fedora based linux operating system. NOT Windows.

The fact is even if M$ dropped their prices to $25 per OS, which will never ever happen, that is far too much for low cost PCs like the OLPC XO.

So, yea, its complete self interest that prompted this, but then what else is new.
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