ZDNet‘s David Coursey supports Apple’s claim that Microsoft’s proposed US$1 billion settlement donation to underprivledged schools would erode Apple’s marketshare in education and provide Microsoft with a reward for their past wrongdoings. “If we want to be fair to Apple while still having Microsoft pay penance,” writes Coursey, “the money needs to go to some other public or charitable purpose.” The article concludes with a poll asking whether Apple should be protected from Microsoft’s gift to education.