Microsoft aims to have 2 bln users by 2015
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates announced a new purpose of doubling the number of computer users to 2 billion by 2015. This aim will support the Microsoft promise by cutting its software prices to governments in developing countries that provide free computers to school children.
Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft said it plans to offer a software package called Microsoft Student Innovation Suite for $3 to governments purchasing and giving Windows-based computer to primary and secondary students, reports Reuters.
The software will be available in the second half of 2007, Windows XP Starter Edition, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, Windows Live Mail desktop and other programs.
"This is not a philanthropic effort, this is a business," Orlando Ayala, senior vice president at Microsoft's emerging segments market development group in an interview before the official announcement.
Well, this may be another step for Microsoft to conquer the world.