Next year, my older son starts highschool. They use MS Office 365, which I consider a tragic waste. I feel very strongly that my boy shouldn't have to install any Microsoft (or any other proprietary) products in order to study at a public school. It's ethically indefensible, esp on his Linux-powered laptop. He can use excellent, functionally equivalent #FOSS & if the tech staff don't 'get it' & insist on MSO, then they'll have a major problem on their hands. Summary: https://davelane.nz/explainer-digitech-risks-school-boards
@lightweight Microsoft will indeed have very good insight into who your son is by the time he graduates.
@guenther not if he doesn't use any of their software... time will tell, but I think I've got a strong advantage.
@lightweight just make sure your son is in on this and doesn't start to hate you for being the annoying fossnazi dad :|
@guenther understood, and I agree (although not with the "FOSSNazi" characterisation. My position is both positive and anti-evil, not the reverse, so the term 'Nazi' doesn't apply in any useful sense). I'll make sure my boy's on board before I do anything that can blow back on him.
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