Microsoft software will sell for just $3 (1.50) in some parts of the world in an attempt to double the number of global PC users.

The firm wants to bring computing to a further one billion people by 2015.

Governments in developing countries can purchase the cut-price software, if they provide free PCs for schools

Excellent initiative by Microsoft imho, it will encourage governments to spend more on IT and also make Windows more widely available - lets face it Linux is pretty crap for a home system, even if ya 3rd world lol.

I now await for all the "we should only be paying that price too then" comments!

Go Microsoft I say!


BBC News Report