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Well, MS can’t be all bad, can it?
clipped from newsinfo.inquirer.net
The laboratory is using Microsoft Vista, but Dunleavy promised the school that when he visits the village again next year, he would bring along a Microsoft Version 7
What was then a small school in a depressed village began to change
He gave us fund for school supplies, school uniforms and for the contributions so that the parents won’t be spending anymore
Dunleavy provided 160 scholarship grants, but this has now increased to 200. He extended the program to high school students
also provided financial support to address the malnutrition problem in Gadgaran.
the school’s dropout rate went down to zero, the academic performance of the pupils greatly improved, and there were no cutting of classes and unnecessary absences among the pupils
for every amount that Dunleavy donates, Microsoft, as a policy to its donor employees, matches this.
Mathematics, Science, Arts, and Entertainment and Communications sections, which were all painted in
the four colors of the Microsoft logo.
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Wah.

Come on, guys. What’s wrong with learning something new, and saving your school money while you’re at it?

clipped from newsinfo.inquirer.net
MAKATI City, Philippines — Local school St. Paul College Pasig (SPCP) has recently decided to replace its existing open source system to standardize on Windows Vista and the latest Microsoft Office system, Microsoft Philippines said.
Microsoft Philippines said the Windows Vista and Office 2007 licenses will be fully deployed in the upcoming school year.
In a statement, Sr. Teresita Baricaua, SPC, SPCP directress, said students and the faculty were looking for programs and applications that were not available in Linux. Students, she said, were often using Windows in their home, thus the confusion in the use of applications.
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The local news in my hometown featured animators from General Santos City one morning. Apparently, an ICT group based there is aiming to turn GenSan into the animation capital of the Philippines. I think that would be great, because (1) I’d love to see GenSan get on the ICT train, (2) animation is something for which we Filipinos have little-recognized talent, and (3) it would be nice for GenSan to be known for more than tuna and conflict. For the record, not all of Mindanao is a warzone, and not everyone there is Muslim, and not all Muslims are part of the conflict.

Hmm, I haven’t done a wikiwalk in a while.

So, Bill Gates has stepped down from Microsoft and is now putting more hours into his (and his wife’s) philanthropy work. As evil as people have made Mr. Gates seem sometimes (remember when people said he was the Antichrist? :D ), I still think that he’s a pretty cool guy. Windows will always be my first love, too. I’m not switching back from Ubuntu, but I will always have some respect for Mr. Gates and his work at Microsoft. Here’s a little salute from my corner of the web.

I’m currently back in Metro Manila, and I’m jobhunting. I’d still like to get a job writing in some kind of science or IT publication, but the only ones around are gadget magazines. I’m hoping for something more like Discover. :)

So far, though, a lot of the ads I find are for outsourcing firms and website hit generators. :/ I don’t really have anything against outsourcing because I know that it brings money into the country. But the idea still strikes me as some sort of betrayal. I’d rather work for a local company, for Filipino bosses. It’s a loyalty thing. And as for hit generating gigs, I’m going to say no thanks to those, too. When I write, I want to catch the attention of a human being, not of a search engine.

I’m currently based in my relatives’ house in Parañaque. While they have a lovely DSL connection, for some reason, I can’t see any of the clips on Clipmarks.com. :( So I can’t go there and find stuff to share with you. It’s not a huge problem; it just means I’ll have to go an extra mile to find Clip material. :)

clipped from blogs.zdnet.com
After months of rumors that Microsoft might rethink its decision to pull the plug on Windows XP, the� official word is out: XP is on its way out.
Microsoft is sticking to its plan to cease providing PC makers with XP to preload on new PCs after June 30, as Microsoft is now letting customers know via a letter it has posted to its Windows XP and Windows Vista Web sites.
Microsoft support for XP doesn’t end on June 30; free Microsoft-provided support for XP continues through April 2009. Microsoft “Extended” support — for which users must pay (other than for security-specific hot fixes and various self-help tools, which are free) — lasts through 2014.
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