Microsoft to Pay People to Use Windows

From Slashdot:

E5Rebel writes “Microsoft will spend $235m in schools worldwide over the next five years, part of a plan to triple the number of students and teachers trained in its software programs to up to 270 million by 2013….[of course] If you don’t use Windows you don’t get the cash.” Microsoft has long been interested in the education of children.

Is this what it’s come down to?

  • Windows is so hard to administer that they’ll pay for the IT
  • Windows is losing market share to both Mac and Linux, and their willing to pay people to continue to use it?

if you’re a school, don’t get suckered by this ploy. It’s nothing more than a way for them to develop more Microsoft Monkeys.