UK Schools warned to avoid a Microsoft deal

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The UK computer agency Becta is advising schools that are considering moving to Microsoft's School Agreement subscription not to sign licensing agreements with Microsoft because of alleged anti-competitive practices. The agency reminds schools they are...

YouTube expelled from Australian state's schools

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An Australian state has banned video website YouTube from its government-run schools. According to Victoria's Education Services Minister Jacinta Allan, the move will help limit cyber-bullying and was prompted after a gang of male students...

HP seals Michigan schools deal

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Hewlett-Packard said Friday that it has finalized a $68 million deal to provide notebook computers to sixth grade students in the state of Michigan. As previously reported, the Palo Alto, Calif., company...

Philly schools get Microsoft brotherly love

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Microsoft is teaming with the School District of Philadelphia to design and build a new high school wired with the latest in educational computing tools. The District and Microsoft announced plans on...

Northern Ireland schools in IT bonanza

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It's still good to see the tech advance of computers and networking in schools within Northern Ireland, ah, my homeland... (I just hope it's not that RM stuff... eek! Ed.) ...

Sun aims to oust MSOffice from UK schools

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Sun is aiming to persuade schools to ditch Microsoft Office in favour of its StarOffice productivity suite, with a marketing campaign launched today. The new StarOffice 6.0 education licenses mean that the software...

Students help schools with computers

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When it comes to keeping computers running, many school districts rely on students, according to a study by the National School Boards Foundation. The group said the survey it commissioned of 90 of...

Schools declare file-swapping truce

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After an initial shock, U.S. universities are learning to live with file swapping among students on campus, despite legal risks and the heavy demands such activities place on computer networks. When Napster...

Microsoft deal may core Apple in schools

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A proposed settlement agreement in a series of antitrust suits may not only give Microsoft a fairly inexpensive legal resolution, it may also help the company and its PC allies further erode Apple Computer's position...

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