When Samsung packaged a solar-powered classroom for Africa’s remote communities, it shipped a GNU/Linux solution but M$ intervened…
“However, this solution with little education relevance (all 20 student laptops as well as the teacher one) was a complete Linex solution at the time of launch.Â Working together with Reza Bardien, our Education Lead, we managed to turn this into an end to end Windows solution by the end of the week, including the PIL Learning Suite and the Windows-based NETOP Classroom Management solution.
see Microsoft Citizenship | Solar Powered Schools â€“ Linux Win
This is a failure for Samsung as far as I can see. They missed an opportunity to free an emerging continent from the clutches of monopoly. I have used GNU/Linux in education and it is wonderfully suitable whereas schools should not be tied to a money-making machine like M$.