Education is the one place where it would excel!
Children need to be taught what a computer is, how to choose the best software for the task at hand, the differences between Windows, Linux and OSX.You know, so they can make an informed choice later on!
As it is, most schools IT courses are a joke. Little more than how to use MSOffice. This is a terrible legacy to be leaving them. BECTA spoke out against the use of MS software in schools, and particularly against the fact the MS charges schools yearly! Little surprise that the Tories are scrapping them, they are traditionally in bed with big business and it doesn't get much bigger than MS.
This is a fail for our education system. Had Labour actually listened to BECTA we would be in a different place altogether and a far better one at that. The difference between Labour and Tory is that Labour pretended to listen and then did what they wanted, whereas the Tories don't even pretend to listen - either way - people without the necessary skills and knowledge are making decisions with long term effects.
So, we must cut the numbers of teachers and the numbers of school staff, but we can still shovel money hand over fist, straight out of the country to Microsoft - and the fuckers don't even pay a fair amount of tax on the money.