Its true that since last year the Govt. of Assam has been giving away branded PC's from brand such as Wipro, Acer, etc.. to the students of the State who have appeared for their Class 10 Board Exams (HSLC) and have successfully scored 60% or above marks. The PC's have a well to do configuration with 256MB of RAM, 40GB HDD, 52x Optical Drive, 56k internal Modem, 15inch CRT, Stereo speakers, FDD, Optical mouse & keyboard(internet ready) all powered by a 1.7 GHZ AMD Sampron, preloaded with Fedora Core 4. This year the Govt. beefed up the HDD to a standard 80GB and replaced the processor with that of a 2 GHZ Celeron. The Govt. is also giving free courses to the students for learning Computers. I was among the first to recieve one of those................................ I feel that its a remarkable feat undertaken by the Govt., which surely deserves a mention here. I don't know if any other state is undertaking sucha step(if they are than it is good).