Microsoft for Apple leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
The school newspaper where my wife is a student reported yesterday that William and Mary would start giving students an option for what computer (and thus operating system) they could run. Apple will be coming to the campus starting this summer. I’m all about giving people an option away from Microsoft and Apple isn’t a bad way to do just that. What got me was the sentence “IT Services will continue to offer Microsoft Office to students at reduced prices.” I simply cannot understand why a college or university wouldn’t be pushing open source solutions to students that are already on a fixed income. And while $90 is a lot better than paying regular price for another broken Microsoft product I prefer my OpenOffice software. It does everything that Microsoft Office does only better.