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[SLUG] Lenovo wins $150m NSW schools deal or April Fools joke?
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- Subject: [SLUG] Lenovo wins $150m NSW schools deal or April Fools joke?
- From: Richard Hayes <nada@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2009 16:50:44 +1100
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"Chinese computer company Lenovo has won a contract to provide 200,000
laptops for NSW secondary school students.
The NSW government has also announced agreements reached with software
giants Microsoft and Adobe to provide an extensive suite of software for
The Lenovo contract, worth $150 million, includes 25,000 laptops for
Premier Nathan Rees said his government would contribute $25.5 million
for the software, which he said would cost each student more than $5,500
if they were to purchase it in a store
All the laptops will come with Microsoft Office Professional, giving
students access to programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The Adobe software includes Photoshop Elements, Premier Elements, Dream
Weaver and Flash."
Why do they think the software is 'worth' anything??
How to save $25 Million dollars use OpenOffice, GIMP, Paint.net,
Blender ???, Picsa, Canvas??, Bluefish etc.
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