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Teacher Confiscates Linux CDs, says "No Software Is Free"

A teacher in Texas decries free software, insists on paying Microsoft.

Who needs Microsoft FUD when brainwashed teachers are doing free marketing?

A teacher in Texas recently confiscated Linux OS discs that a kid was passing out in class. She also sent a nastygram to HeliOS, the nonprofit that built and donated the Linux-loaded computer.

This is a world where Windows runs on virtually every computer and putting on a carnival show for an operating system is not helping these children at all. I am sure if you contacted Microsoft, they would be more than happy to supply you with copies of an older verison of Windows and that way, your computers would actually be of service to those receiving them..."

And a great response from the HeliOS team:

The most disturbing part of this resides in the fact that the AISD purchases millions of dollars of Microsoft Software in a year's time when that money could be better spent on educating our children. A dedicated School Teacher would recognize that fact and lobby for the change to Free Open Source Software and let the money formally spent on MS bindware be used on our kids.

Full post on Blog of Helios

Via Consumerist