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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Three Cheers to the Brazilian Govt

In the latest update on the Brazilian government's Connected PC program[to help millions of low-income Brazilians buy their first computers] the govt has decided to go with free software only! No Microsoft - not even a low cost version.

Also in a recent letter Walter Bender, executive director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology said, that high-quality free software had proved more effective in stimulating computer use among the poor than scaled-down versions of proprietary software.

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