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Reuters/ZDNet: In Brazil, Microsoft Decries Linux Use

Jun 04, 2004, 15:00 (33 Talkback[s])

"The president of Microsoft's Brazil unit, Emilio Umeoka, said that ideology led the country's government astray when it decided to adopt Linux's free software in public-sector computers.

"'If the country closes itself off again--as it did when it protected its information technology, 10 years from now we will wake up and be dominant in something insignificant,' Umeoka told Reuters in an interview Wednesday. 'My boss once said, 'Irrelevance is the beginning of the end...'"

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