Good news for code-cutting teenagers — Microsoft has extended its DreamSpark program, which offers free copies of its main development tools for education use, to Australian high schools. The program was rolled out for university and TAFE students last year, which has resulted in more than 43,000 downloads from Australia. As we noted when the scheme rolled out, there are some seriously big files involved, so pick your download schedule carefully.
Microsoft Extends DreamSpark Free Software Program To Aussie High Schools
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Earlier this month, it was revealed NBN Co had started initial talks with ISPs about how they could chuck an extra fee on video streaming, according to Commsday and iTNews. Naturally, all of Australia simultaneously freaked out because video streaming sites like Netflix, Stan and YouTube have become as much of a necessary part of daily life as food or maybe even oxygen. So, while the conversation around net neutrality has been ongoing in the United States for years, it had finally arrived to Australian shores. But with the 5G rollout picking up speed, it's likely Australians would just move to this and other alternatives for their streaming needs.
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