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$3 software suite aims to bridge digital divide

From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
June 1st, 2007
Building on existing efforts to bridge the digital divide worldwide, software giant Microsoft Corp. is offering a $3 software package to governments that subsidize student computers used at home and at school.

Though the United States is eligible to participate in the program, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Education (ED) said the decision to subsidize student computers and enroll in the program is best left to individual states.

The program aims to provide governments around the world with inexpensive versions of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system and other educational programs for students to use on laptops or other mobile computers

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  • $3 software suite aims to bridge digital divide

    From eSchool News staff and wire service reports
    June 1st, 2007

    Building on existing efforts to bridge the digital divide worldwide, software giant Microsoft Corp. is offering a $3 software package to governments that subsidize student computers used at home and at school.

    Though the United States is eligible to participate in the program, an Education Department (ED) spokesman said the decision to subsidize student computers and enroll in the program is best left to individual states. Microsoft says states can apply.

    The program aims to provide governments around the world with inexpensive versions of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system and other programs for students to use on

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