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Re: 500,000-Seat GNU/Linux Deployment in Brazil

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____/ Rex Ballard on Thursday 22 Sep 2011 00:30 : \____

> Brasil has had a long and successful relationship with Linux.  They've been
> using it government offices for about 13 years now, and also in their schools.
>  As have China, India, Korea, and Mexico.
> While more backward nations trusted their IT future exclusively to Microsoft,
> learning little or nothing about how these systems worked, depending on
> Microsoft as their sole source of innovation, Mexico, Brasil, China and India
> have been aggressively supporting Linux, encouraging students to learn not
> only how to USE Linux, but also how it works and how to program.  This has let
> them much better equipped to innovate and compete in the technology markets. 
> It has also given them more stable economic growth.
> In the United States, tax-free dividends have killed all funding for
> innovation.  There is no venture capital, very few IPOs, and most corporations
> have slashed their R&D budgets as well as their training budgets.
> Our addiction to Windows and Office has put our entire economy in jeopardy.

IBM is doing pretty well. What's rather troubling is that more and more small
companies vanish or get scooped up and this reduces competition.

By the way, IBM passed MSFT in market cap a while back. Sign of of the times.

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