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Microsoft will offer $3 Windows packages for developing countries

Tilgore Kraut - April 19, 2007

microsoft.gifMicrosoft plans to offer a $3 stripped-down package of Windows, Office and other software to people in developing countries.

The Microsoft Unlimited Potential programme, due to be announced in Beijing today by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, is part of an ongoing global expansion by the software giant. Microsoft aims to double the number of PC users worldwide to two billion by 2015.

The company’s reach has been hit by budget constraints in developing nations such as Argentina, Brazil and Nigeria, which have turned instead to free alternatives such as Linux.

Under the programme, Microsoft will make its discounted software available on computers that governments can distribute to schools and individuals.

(via vnunet)

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