While I am glad to see the generally positive coverage of Linux in your January 2004 issue ("Linux providers aim to lure schools with discounts"), I must take strong objection to one paragraph in the article.

Near the end you state, "Unlike a Microsoft OS, for example, the Linux platform does not come readily equipped with applications for word processing, eMail, and web browsing." I don't know where you buy your Microsoft OS, but it does not come with a word processor, unless you count Word Pad. Every version of Linux I know of--and


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