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Microsoft donates $1 billion to US schools, so they can buy PCs

Microsoft helps out US schools and kids across the country by donating $1 billion so that schools can buy Windows-powered PCs
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 29, 2014 9:30 am

Microsoft has just announced it is donating $1 billion to US schools, to make sure that kids have the technology required to get online, and learning technology skills themselves.




This isn't the first time Microsoft has stepped up to fund schools, with a new device pricing program that should make PCs much more affordable. The company will be offering sub-$300 systems from Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic and Toshiba. Microsoft is hoping the move will see kids becoming loyal Windows fans in the future.


This comes directly from Cameron Evans, Microsoft's CTO of Education, where he added that any eventual sales are secondary to its first goal of improving education.


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