M$ will stop at nothing. I go to the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. I don't know if any of you recall, but a while back there was a slashdot story on Microsoft and my school. Basically, M$ has a strong history of partnerships with Waterloo, but general attitude was leaning towards Linux. M$ made the school an offer they couldn't refuse, donating over $2.5 million. In return, some of the Math and Engineering guys were contracted to design a new handwriting recognition system for the pocket PC (no big deal), and (here's the kicker) all first year programming courses had to be taught in C#. The university has re-evaluated its relationship with MS due to the explosion of student protest, but there are still courses being offered in C#, and there are now no plans to move the school network from Win2k to Linux in the forseeable future (there used to be a significant movement to do just that).