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Re: Schools in Portugal Might Have to Move to GNU/Linux

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____/ Lusotec on Tuesday 01 Nov 2011 21:24 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Government of Portugal is Cutting Funding to M$
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Until this year, the central government of Portugal has paid for M$âs
>> | software licensing for schools. This year that will end and schools will
>> | either have to pay out of their own meager budget or choose FLOSS.
>> `----
>> http://mrpogson.com/2011/10/30/government-of-portugal-is-cutting-funding-
>> to-m/
> This cut only applies to the renewal of licenses for about 50000 computers
> deployed between 2004 and 2007. Of those 50000, only about 12000 is still in
> use.
> In local schools, I know that some of those systems already have GNU/Linux
> installed. With this cut, the number of GNU/Linux systems will certainly
> increase.
> Still, greater saving in licenses could be made if future systems for
> schools used GNU/Linux also. One step at a time...
> Regards.

Has Microsoft tried EDGI already (paying the schools not to use Linux)? If so,
then it's total defeat to the monopolist.

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